Black former employees of the District of Columbia Child and Family Services Agency who lost their jobs during a reduction in force offered enough details and data to proceed with their disparate impact discrimination claim against the city, a federal district court said Monday.

The case was originally dismissed by Judge Rudolph Contreras of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, but the D.C. Circuit reversed.

Contreras, using the appellate opinion as a guidepost, said this time around the laid off workers identified a particular employment practice and presented sufficient statistical evidence to make out their claim under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.