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CSX to pay $3.2 million in sex discrimination case

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has ordered CSX Transportation (CSXT) to pay $3.2 million and provide other relief to settle company-wide sex discrimination case involving strength tests. A strength test called "IPCS Biodex" used by the West Virginia-based company was deemed unlawful because it had a discriminatory impact on women workers who applied for positions as material handlers/clerks, conductors and other jobs necessary for operating the railroad line. CSXT also was also cited for two other tests used for certain job applications - a now discontinued arm strength test and a three-minute step test to measure aerobic capacity - as unlawful.

Department of Labor orders school to reinstate instructor

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) determined that a flight instructor was wrongfully terminated after repeatedly raising safety concerns that were potential violations of Federal Aviation Administration regulations. It determined that the instructor was refused the chance to train students and harassed by the employer before being fired 2014.

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