Metro agrees to settle discrimination case
Metro has agreed to pay $175,000 to a Maryland man who said his job offer with the authority was rescinded when the agency learned he had epilepsy.
The transit agency must also implement new policies that ensure compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, including training hiring managers so that similar scenarios are avoided, according to the settlement’s terms.
The U.S. Justice Department filed suit in January on behalf of the applicant, Bennie Vaughan. According to court documents, Vaughan received a job offer for the position of elevator/escalator parts supervisor in May 2013, but it was withdrawn a month later.