January 8, 2013
A former employee of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York can press forward with a lawsuit accusing the Fed of discriminating against him after he suffered trauma in the September 11 attacks, a judge has ruled.
Bruce Goonan, a 25-year veteran of the New York Fed’s information technology department, sued in the Manhattan federal court, saying the New York Fed did not accommodate his disability. He said he retired in 2011 rather than risk suicide.
U.S. District Judge Paul Oetken denied the New York Fed’s request to dismiss the case.