US Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Black Firefighters

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Supreme Court ruled that black candidates looking for jobs with the Chicago fire department did not wait too long before filing a lawsuit accusing the city of Chicago of discrimination. The case centers around a 1995 standardized test that the candidates scored too low on for job consideration. Attorney for the plaintiffs, Matthew Piers talks about the victory. He says that the message is that employers need to be careful about how they use standardized tests as they are often discriminatory in their results and rarely predict job performance.


Matthew Piers

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