New York City Landlord Hit With Record $2M Fair Housing Act Settlement

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New York City Landlord Hit With Record $2M Fair Housing Act Settlement

by Bob Marsico on May 30, 2012

The U.S. Department of Justice recently announced that it has reached a record $2 million settlement with the owners and former manager of a New York City apartment building. The New York City housing discrimination lawsuit alleged that the defendants violated the Fair Housing Act (FHA) by subjecting numerous female tenants to severe, unwelcome and pervasive sexual harassment.

Under the settlement, the defendants will pay more than $2 million to the tenants who were alleged to have been the victims of the harassment. In addition, the defendants will pay $55,000 in civil penalties, the maximum penalty available under the FHA. The $2,058,000, agreement represents the largest recovery ever in a sexual harassment suit brought by the United States under statute, according to a DOJ press statement

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