[IPAC-List] Physical Ability Testing- Use Objective Ratings

Jim Kuthy jkuthy at biddle.com
Fri May 22 11:00:45 EDT 2009

It is important to make certain that the raters are using defensible
objective criteria when they are rating job candidates on the ability to
perform the tasks during a physical ability test.

Some very good information might be gleaned from EEOC v. Dial
Corporation (some links below). During that case testimony was offered
that some women had successfully performed the tasks assigned during the
physical-ability test but had difficulty in doing so or "struggled."
These women were then given a "fail" rating based on those observations.
The court ruled that subjective ratings in that instance were



Jim Kuthy, Ph.D.

jkuthy at biddle.com

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