Burning question: Do physical tests discriminate against women?
Abstract: Recently, the Seventh Circuit decided whether the City of Chicago discriminated against paramedic job applicants in violation of Title VII. The applicants claimed that a physical test disparately impacted women and that the city had a discriminatory intent when it implemented the test. This article discusses the case and its outcome. Ernst v. City of Chicago, Nos. 14-3783, 15-2030, September 19, 2016 (7th Cir.)