1.5-Mile Run Unfair To Women Applicants: Suit

Law360, New York (June 4, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Connecticut's Department of Correction violated the Civil Rights Act by imposing a physical fitness test that was more difficult for women to pass than their male counterparts, according to a proposed class action filed last week.

The suit, filed May 30 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, alleges that the use of a 1.5-mile timed run as part of the physical fitness test for the correction officer position is a violation of Title VII because it creates a disparate impact on female...
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