March 3, 2017
Under the terms of a consent decree filed by the Justice Department today, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) will pay a former job applicant $175,000.00 in compensatory damages because it rescinded a provisional job offer to the applicant upon learning that he had epilepsy. The decree, pending approval by the District Court for the District of Columbia, will further require WMATA to institute new policies to ensure employees and job applicants with disabilities have the opportunity to confer with WMATA about their limitations as well as opportunities for reasonable accommodation in the workplace. WMATA will also ensure that supervisors are fully trained in those policies.
Those interested in finding out more about the ADA may also call the Justice Department's toll-free ADA Information Line at 1-800-514-0301 or 1-800-514-0383 (TDD).
Article Credit: U.S. Department of Justice