Mass. Settles Corrections Dept. Sex Bias Claims

Law360, New York (February 13, 2012, 5:11 PM EST) -- Massachusetts agreed to pay $736,000 to a group of female corrections department applicants as part of a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice over hiring practices that allegedly discriminated against women, according to a filing lodged Friday in Massachusetts federal court.

If approved, the agreement would put to rest claims brought over a physical abilities test for entry-level corrections officer and correction program officer positions, which the DOJ claims violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by discriminating against women, according to...
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