Judge Pares Claims In Sex Bias Suit Against BP Amoco

Law360, New York (April 3, 2012, 9:00 PM EDT) -- A federal judge in Alabama reined in a putative class action gender discrimination suit on Tuesday that claimed BP Amoco Chemical Corp.'s hiring practices discouraged women from seeking jobs, limiting the scope of the class claims to applicants who failed a particular test.

U.S. District Judge Inge Prytz Johnson granted BP Amoco's bid to dismiss class claims beyond applicants who failed to pass the "WorkKeys" test and plaintiff Debbie Singleton's claims for injunctive relief, but declined to nix a claim under 42 U.S.C. section 1981 or...
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