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New York City Probation Officers Allege Race, Sex Discrimination

Jan. 13, 2021, 12:53 AM

New York City’s Department of Probation implemented policies and practices to reduce probation officer compensation in response to the growing number of women and non-white individuals holding the job, a lawsuit filed by a union and five individuals claims.

“Prior to these demographic changes, the salary ranges and benefits more appropriately reflected the value of the job,” the lawsuit alleges.

The would-be class alleges that probation officers are paid at the lower end of a discretionary scale and that their salaries have stagnated, despite growing workloads and increasing responsibilities. They claim New York has eliminated opportunities for promotion and advancement...

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