Andrew Scott, a paraplegic, was initially contacted by Dallas-based Stevens Transport after posting his résumé online. Based on his successful interview over the phone, Scott was scheduled for an in-person interview for two open jobs. When Scott arrived at the interview in a wheelchair,told him that there was some concern he would not be able to keep up with the pace of operations.
Scott, who was qualified for the positions he sought, wasn’t hired and the EEOC sued on his behalf. Stevens settled the case for $50,000.
The lesson: Questioning the capabilities of a person in a wheelchair is almost a guaranteed lawsuit.
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