BP Amoco Hit With Sex Bias Class Action

Law360, New York (January 26, 2012, 8:45 PM EST) -- An Alabama woman lodged a putative sex-discrimination class action against BP PLC unit BP Amoco Chemical Corp. in federal court Tuesday, claiming its hiring practices are biased against women and discourage them from applying for jobs with the company.

Debbie Singleton claims BP Amoco instituted job requirements and testing procedures for those jobs that were overly strict for the actual work required and were designed to discourage women from applying, because female applicants are less likely to have such work experience.

The suit seeks to establish...
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Case Information

Case Title

Singleton v. BP Amoco Chemical Company

Case Number



Alabama Northern

Nature of Suit

442(Civil Rights: Jobs)


Judge Inge P Johnson

Date Filed

January 23, 2012

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