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Are police officer job requirements based on height and weight legit?

suppose a female applied for a police officer job that required a 5'9" and 160 pounds person but she's only 5'6" and 125 pounds. so she didn't get the job because of that. Therefore, she files a suit against the agency. will she be able to succeed in this process?

Asked By: Eternalsword88 - 2/16/2011
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Requiring a certain weight shouldn't be legal. It says in the laws of employment that you shouldn't be getting turned down due to weight, height, race, disability, etc. Everyone should have a chance... More
Answered By: little_gracey_bear - 2/16/2011
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Most modern departments no longer have such requirements. Now they only say that "weight must be in proportion to height" and they must be able to pass the physical tests given.
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Answered By: Citicop - 2/16/2011
 
If it could be proved that this was a deliberate attempt to keep most women from applying, then perhaps. However, if there are studies backing up the effectiveness of certain heights/weights in police work, then she might have some difficulty... More
Answered By: Ryan - 2/16/2011
 
Apparently because they employed HighTower and tackle berry? But not this guy? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tC8yiFbyRg
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Answered By: HerbalPhil Wellness Warrior! - 2/16/2011
 
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