The ADA seeks to ensure those who can do the job are not denied employment due to disability.
EEOC, OFO affirmed “there is nothing inherently age-related in the req’t for physical fitness testing.”
A recent decision by the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission highlights several
The use of tests and other procedures can be effective tools to apply to human capital decisions.
It is commonly assumed any test and standard that has disparate impact is illegal.
A central issue in Bauer is the physical fitness test and standards (PFT) required of National Academy Trainees (NAT's) which resulted from two studies conducted by an Industrial/Organizational Psychologist employed by the FBI. In its defense of the test, the FBI offered that the National Academy Training Program (NATP) is designed to ensure a NAT has attained the necessary proficiencies to perform the duties of a special agent
Retention standards. There, I said it. If there is a topic more likely to divide the entire population related to law enforcement, and in this case the entire population is related to law enforcement, I'm not sure what it is.
Whenever the topic of my job comes up, the person on the other side of the conversation says something like, "Yeah. I was wondering about that: are there fitness requirements for officers on the job."