Texas City Accused Of Sex Bias In Police Hiring Test

Law360, New York (July 3, 2012, 6:09 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday sued the city of Corpus Christi, Texas, alleging its police department is violating the Civil Rights Act through hiring practices that discriminate against women by requiring them to complete an extensive physical test.

The physical test includes pushups, situps, a 300-meter run and a 1.5-mile run. Between 2005 and 2011, while the test was in place, nine times more men were hired onto the police force than women and the passage rate for women was consistently significantly lower than...
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