Conn. Prison Test Biased Against Women: Judge

Law360, New York (May 9, 2011, 6:54 PM EDT) -- A Connecticut federal judge found on Thursday in a class action that the Connecticut Department of Correction's physical fitness test for correctional officer jobs discriminated against women applicants.

U.S. District Judge Janet Hall found that a running test women applicants failed at a higher rate than men was discriminatory and that the DOC failed to show that the 1 1/2-mile run was essential to the job.

Judge Hall granted summary judgment to Cherie Easterling, a Bloomfield, Conn., resident who filed a class action against the DOC...
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