New York, New York (PRWEB) March 01, 2012
New York civil rights violation lawyer David Perecman commends the head of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for wanting to use the agency's clout to get more minority dock workers hired.
Patrick Foye, the executive director of the Port Authority, told this to union members and academics at an NYU event last week, reported WNYC (2/24/2012).
The Port Authority owns docks at ports on both New York and New Jersey waterways. Ideas for increasing minority hiring included the addition of binding diversity rules to all leases and attempts to amend current leases with similar regulations, according to the New York Post (1/17/2012).
“Many companies do not take action against discrimination in the workplace until faced with an incident or a large workplace discrimination lawsuit. I am pleased to see that the Port Authority is being visibly proactive before a problem arises,” said New York civil rights violation lawyer Perecman, founder of The Perecman Firm and a civil rights violation lawyer in New York for over 30 years.
According to Foye, nearly 85 percent of dock workers are white and over 90 percent are male. His statistics on the racial and gender homogeneity of dock workers are from the Waterfront Commission.
“Welcoming diversity allows a business to draw on a wealth of diverse experience and talent in New Jersey and New York,” civil rights violation lawyer Perecman said.
The International Longshoremen's Association is in charge of dock worker hirings.
“The Port Authority has taken a positive step forward in efforts to tackle race discrimination and employment practices,” said New York civil rights violation lawyer Perecman.
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For the past 30 years, the New York civil rights violation, medical malpractice, construction accident, and auto accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm, PLLC have handled all types of cases including race discrimination and gender harassment in the workplace. David Perecman, founder of the Firm, has been recognized for his achievements as an Honoree in the National Law Journal's Hall of Fame, in New York Magazine's "The Best Lawyers in America" and The New York Times Magazine "New York Super Lawyers, Metro Edition" for the years 2007-2010. The prestigious U.S. News & World Report ranks The Perecman Firm among the top 20 personal injury firms in New York City for 2011-2012.
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**later settled while on appeal for $7.940 million
*** later settled for $3.5 million
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