Lewis Ruling Highlights Pitfalls Of Employment Tests

Law360, New York (June 4, 2010, 1:51 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court's most recent decision addressing Title VII claims arising from the use of competitive exams serves as a fresh reminder to employers that they must walk a fine line when using tests to promote or hire workers, lawyers say.

In Lewis v. City of Chicago, the court said employees or applicants may challenge an employment practice such as a hiring exam for its disparate impact on a protected group not only when the practice is adopted, but each time it is used....
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