Summary: Occupational Medicine Expert Witness testimony allowed even though the plaintiffs argued that he did not conduct a validation study pursuant to specific EEOC Guidelines.
Facts: This case (Livingston et al v. City of Chicago – United States District Court – Northern District of Illinois – April 6th, 2022) involves a discrimination claim. The plaintiff’s argue that the City of Chicago discriminates against women in the hiring process for the Chicago Fire Department paramedic positions. The plaintiff’s allege that the City used two physical tests (the Step Test and the Lifting and Moving Sequence Test to terminate women from paramedic training classes. They say that a higher percentage of women failed both tests. In order to prove their case. the City hired Occupational Medicine Expert Witness Dr. Paul Davis to provide expert testimony. The plaintiffs have filed a motion to dismiss the expert witness testimony of Dr. Davis.