Conn. Correction Dept. Puts Up $3M To Settle Sex Bias Suit
By Dan Prochilo
Law360, New York (July 29, 2013, 10:01 PM ET) -- Connecticut's Department of Correction has reached a $3 million settlement with a class of women who said the fitness test for would-be correction officers discriminated against female applicants and violated the Civil Rights Act, according to a Connecticut federal judge's Friday order.
The agreement, which was granted preliminary approval by U.S. District Judge Janet Hall, settled class claims brought by more than 100 women who had applied to be state DOC officers since June 2004 and had passed every part of the test but couldn’t complete...