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Physical fitness and strength tests are likely to create an adverse impact against women as well as older workers and those with disabilities. What should employers do to minimize adverse impact when hiring for jobs that have genuine strength and physical fitness requirements ie firefighters.

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Physical fitness and strength tests are likely to create an adverse impact against women as well as older workers and those with disabilities. What should employers do to minimize adverse impact when hiring for jobs that have genuine strength and physical fitness requirements ie firefighters.

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This is a tough area for employers. Many regulations and potential areas of liability come into play here. It is commonly accepted that men, on the average, have more success at tests of physical strength when compared to women. The ...

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Physical fitness and strength tests are likely to create an adverse impact against women as well as older workers and those with disabilities. What should employers do to minimize adverse impact when hiring for jobs that have genuine strength and physical fitness requirements ie firefighters.

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