FBI Fitness Test Is Biased Against Men, Lawsuit Claims

FBI pushup testAn FBI analyst who failed a fitness test by one pushup claims in a federal lawsuit filed in Chicago last week that the test is biased against men.

In his lawsuit, Jay Bauer, a Mount Prospect resident, says he met other requirements to become a special agent but could do only 29 out of 30 untimed pushups and, as a result, was forced to resign from special agent training.

Bauer has disputed the FBI decision through the administrative courts.

His attorneys say a female trainee who scored poorly in firearms proficiency was given another shot at the fitness test but that Bauer wasn't.

An FBI spokeswoman said the agency doesn't usually comment on pending litigation.

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