Chicago To Revise Firefighter Tests After Female Bias Claims

Law360, New York (September 6, 2013, 12:04 PM EDT) -- The city of Chicago has agreed to fork over nearly $2 million and replace its current physical fitness test for the hiring of new firefighters to settle a class action brought by female applicants who claimed the test was discriminatory, according documents filed in an Illinois federal court Thursday.

If the settlement is approved by the court, the Chicago Fire Department will abandon its physical abilities test, or PAT, in favor the more common test licensed by the International Association of Fire Fighters, which is aimed at testing...
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