New York City EMT Claims Race Discrimination, Retaliation

A New York City EMT is claiming that managers discriminated her against repeatedly after comments from supervisor were made, stating they made discriminatory statements about “you people” and “your people” in reference to African Americans.

The EMT also says she was denied a promotion in retaliation for complaining about such treatment, claiming managers said “this is what happens when you complain”. The plaintiff was initially accepted for the promotion, which would amount to $7,000 dollars, and when she returned to work was informed that she would not receive the promotion.

The story, picked up by The New York Daily News – “EMT files race discrimination suit” is another troubling sign of discrimination and retaliation in the city. We at the Harman Firm would hope that a city with such a rich diversity as New York would encourage such discriminator behavior.