At City Hall, the Corpus Christi City Council has agreed to a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice, stemming from a claim that the Corpus Christi Police Department had discriminated against women during the hiring process.
The settlement will cost the City $700,000 and force them to hire 18 women over the next two hiring cycles.
The government found that 59 women were unfairly removed from the City's hiring process for the police department. During the investigation, they found the women failed to pass a physical ability test. The DOJ found no evidence that the test was job-related.
The City has agreed to do the following:
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