Chicago To Pay $2M To Settle Firefighter Applicants' Bias Suit

Law360, New York (May 8, 2013, 8:46 PM EDT) -- The city of Chicago has tentatively agreed to pay roughly $2 million to a group of women who alleged in a class action that they were unable to get jobs with the city's Fire Department because of a physical fitness test that discriminated against female applicants.

The proposed settlement, which was reached in April but has not yet been filed in Illinois federal court, would provide class members with another shot at joining the department's ranks, and on Monday more than 70 of the women who...
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