FDNY hire suit on tap

By Anthony M. 
Newsday (New York)
Copyright 2007 Newsday, Inc.

NEW YORK — The Department of Justice is expected to file a lawsuit against the city Monday, accusing it of discriminatory practices in the hiring of black and Hispanic firefighters, civil rights advocates said Friday.

The lawsuit comes one month after federal officials warned city officials that legal action was imminent because a written test used to screen applicants for fire fighting jobs appeared to discriminate against minority applicants.

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