CSX to pay $3.2 million in discrimination case settlement

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — CSX Transportation is preparing to pay a $3.2 million fine as part of a settlement agreement after the U.S. government accused the railroad of discriminatory hiring practices that resulted in women being disqualified for jobs at higher rate than men.
According to Bloomberg News, the railroad was accused by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission of using strength and agility tests in its hiring process that were unfair to women. Tests included isokinetic strength test and a three-minute step test. The railroad has agreed to pay the fine and change how it tests potential employees.

The complaint was lodged against the railroad after a Huntington, W.Va., woman said she was given a job at CSX but later terminated because of her performance in an agility test.

CSX does not typically comment on litigation but did issue a statement: “CSX maintains a strong commitment to diversity, which we believe is essential to broadening access to the greatest talent and to contributing to the overall success of our company. We are committed to fulfilling our obligations under this resolution and to promoting an environment that embraces teamwork, gender diversity and inclusion. Our dedication to these values will ensure the best outcome for our employees, our company and our shareholders.”



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