John Dause v. Broadway Services Inc., No. 1:11-cv- 03136 (D. Md.).

“A candidate for a security guard position who had his job offer pulled because he has sight in only one eye has settled his discrimination case against the company for $40,000.

John Dause, 60, of Henderson, N.C., accepted the $40,000 settlement on Jan. 3 before the case headed to trial in U.S. District Court in Baltimore. The settlement did not include a job offer.

Dause filed the lawsuit on Nov. 2 against Broadway Services Inc. of Baltimore, claiming discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Dause, who lost vision in his right eye at the age of 10, claimed he told the company of his disability before it offered him the job and placed him in a training class. After he had passed the training course and vision exam, he claimed, the company told him his eyesight did not meet the company's standards for employment.”

– Ben Mook, “Would-be Security Guard Settles ADA suit,” Daily News Record, Feb. 12, 2012.

This article describes the successful conclusion to an ADA case brought by Gary M. Gilbert & Associates and Brown, Goldstein & Levy. Our client has monocular vision and was illegally fired from his security guard job after passing company physicals and receiving training.

– Danny Katz

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Newsletter - January/February 2012