Pietras v. Farmingville Fire Dist.

180 F.3d 468 (2d Cir. 1999).  We obtained a trial verdict that a physical agility test employed by a volunteer fire department was discriminatory against women as “employees” under the Civil Rights Act.  We successfully defended the verdict on appeal before the Second Circuit, whose decision represented the first time that the Title VII prohibition of discrimination in employment had been held applicable to a volunteer (as opposed to a paid professional) fire department.