Nos. 88-2923, 88-2995.

881 F.2d 382 (1989)

Charlene EVANS, individually and on behalf of a class, Plaintiff-Appellant, Cross-Appellee, v. CITY OF EVANSTON and Director of Personnel, City of Evanston, Defendants-Appellees, Cross-Appellants.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided July 27, 1989.

Rehearing Denied August 29, 1989.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Elizabeth Dale, Kenneth N. Flaxman, Chicago, Ill., for plaintiff-appellant, cross-appellee.

Jack M. Siegel, Siegel & Warnock, Chicago, Ill., fordefendants-appellees, cross-appellants.

Before POSNER, RIPPLE, and MANION, Circuit Judges.

POSNER, Circuit Judge.

This is a class action under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 on behalf of the 39 women who failed the physical agility test given by the Evanston fire department to applicants for firefighting jobs in 1983. Eighty-five percent of the women who took the test failed (only seven percent of the men failed) and were thereby disqualified, and there are no women among Evanston's 106 firefighters although at one time there were two. The test...

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