A Manhattan judge has rejected an Appellate Division, 2nd Department, precedent in concluding that two beauty salon workers may claim they were fired in retaliation for complaining that they had been denied overtime pay.

Supreme Court Justice Emily Jane Goodman in Ji v. Belle World Beauty, 603228/08, concluded that the 2nd Department’s 2009 case “mistakenly construes” a ruling that court had issued 10 years earlier.