Metro agrees to set­tle dis­crim­i­na­tion case

The Washington Post Sunday - - COMMUTER - — Faiz Siddiqui

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.

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