BP Amoco Ends Gender Bias Class Action Over Hiring Test

Law360, New York (September 4, 2012, 4:20 PM EDT) -- BP Amoco Chemical Co. has resolved allegations by a putative class of female employees that the company's hiring practices discouraged women from seeking jobs, leading an Alabama federal court to issue an order Tuesday dismissing the suit.

U.S. District Judge Inge Prytz Johnson closed out the lawsuit after BP Amoco — a BP PLC subsidiary — and lead plaintiff Debbie Singleton on Friday jointly asked the court to dismiss Singleton's allegations that the chemical maker violated federal law by imposing hiring restrictions that impeded female job...
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