Federal Complaint Alleges Discrimination in CSX Hiring

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – A federal complaint alleges that CSX Transportation in West Virginia followed unlawful hiring practices to discriminate against women.

The Herald-Dispatch of Huntington reports that the lawsuit was filed against CSX in federal court by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. It says that a physical capability test administered to applicants excludes women from being hired at CSX’s facilities in Huntington and around the country.

The case was filed after applicant Amanda Hutchinson said she was awarded a job at CSX, but was then terminated due to her performance in a physical capability test.

The EEOC says the physical examination requirement violates the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and is asking the court order CSX to stop the tests as a condition of employment.