This week we talk about the pursuit of physical fitness and how it resulted in a gender discrimination lawsuit against the City of Colorado Springs Police Department. Our guest, attorney Ian Kalmanowitz of the law firm Cornish & Dell’Olio, walks us through the test that the department instituted and how that test drastically altered the career path of over a dozen women.
We dive into how the test arose and into the history of the consulting group that designed the test. We also discuss the economic impact on the city from having so many law enforcement officers fail and how the test itself resulted in a disparate impact against women.
For more on this lawsuit head on over to the Gazette. For a good breakdown of the money spent on the consultant and the fees associated with the lawsuit check out the Indy. This episode is a very interesting deep dive into how cascading mistakes by city administrators resulted in harmed careers and more lawsuits against the city. Enjoy the show!