A multi-tour Iraq war veteran has filed a lawsuit against a future employer, alleging that they violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by rescinding a job offer only after learning of his service-related disability. During his service, he suffered traumatic brain injuries and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder due to detonations from improvised explosive devices.
According to records, the company offered the potential job candidate a position as a Human Resources Strategic Business Partner with a salary of more than $170,000. After signing, he gave his current job a two-week notice and put his house up for sale. They offered him temporary housing and $24,000 of relocation expenses.
However, after informing them of his disability and requesting accommodation of an office and apartment with stair-free access, the company stopped calling back. This lack of communication continued until two days prior to his start date, upon which the company rescinded the offer.
The reason they put forth for this is that the candidate’s education did not meet the company’s hiring standards despite three months of interviews and a signed job offer. In response, the candidate has filed a more than one-million-dollar lawsuit for breach of contract, and violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.