Chicago Tries To Douse Female Firefighters' Bias Suit

Law360, New York (November 2, 2012, 1:41 PM EDT) -- The city of Chicago on Thursday asked an Illinois federal judge to toss female firefighter applicants’ claim that a physical abilities test the city administers discriminated against women, saying there wasn’t enough evidence to support the allegation.

The city lodged a motion to dismiss a claim by a proposed class of would-be female firefighters that the city’s physical abilities test, or PAT, had a disparate treatment or discriminatory impact on female applicants.

“This allegation offers nothing more than a ‘sheer possibility’ that the city acted unlawfully...
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Case Title

Vasich et al v. City of Chicago


Case Number

1:11-cv-04843

Court

Illinois Northern

Nature of Suit

442(Civil Rights: Jobs)

Judge

Honorable Maria Valdez

Date Filed

July 19, 2011

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