EEOC Files Sex Discrimination Suit Alleging Strength Test Discriminates Against Females

August 22, 2019

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed suit against Stan Koch & Sons Trucking for violating Title VII by using a strength test that discriminates against women truck drivers. According to the lawsuit, the Minneapolis, Minnesota-based trucking company’s use of the CRT Test, a strength test developed by Cost Reduction Technologies, Inc., discriminates against women truck drivers because of their sex. Specifically, the EEOC alleges that the CRT Test disproportionately screens out women who are qualified for truck driver positions at Koch. This includes the original complainant, who was fired from her job as a truck driver by Koch when she failed the CRT Test.