Save Edge Pays $30,000 to Settle Applicant Disability Discrimination

by hr4u.
May 16 16

Save Edge, Inc., a Xenia, Ohio-based industrial file sharpening company, will pay $30,000 to a rejected job applicant and furnish other relief to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the EEOC.


According to the EEOC's lawsuit, Save Edge offered applicant Anthony Hoover an operator position but rescinded it once it learned that he took a prescription drug for a seizure disorder. The EEOC said Save Edge withdrew the job offer because it regarded Hoover as a disabled individual incapable of doing the job.


Discrimination against a person because he or she is disabled or regarded as disabled violates the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).


In addition to providing monetary relief to Hoover, the consent decree settling the suit prohibits Save Edge from engaging in future discrimination against disabled employees or applicants, and from retaliating against applicants or employees who exercise their rights to complain about discrimination or assist in an investigation or discrimination-related proceeding. Save Edge must also implement a written disability policy and procedures to ensure equal employment opportunities are afforded to employees and applicants with disabilities. Finally, the company must post a notice of non-discrimination at its facility and train its hiring managers involved in the hiring process.