- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 10, 2016

SEATTLE (AP) - Amtrak has agreed to adopt anti-discrimination policies and provide additional training on the Americans With Disabilities Act following a lawsuit concerning a man who was denied a job because of his epilepsy.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed the lawsuit last year on behalf of Shawn Moe, who sought to work as a machinist journeyman at Amtrak’s yard in Seattle in 2013. Amtrak withdrew its job offer after Moe disclosed that he took medication to control epilepsy. The company called it a safety issue.

Under a settlement approved by a federal judge Wednesday, Amtrak agreed to pay Moe $112,000. It’s also adopting new policies emphasizing its responsibilities under the ADA when it comes to interviewing and hiring applicants with disabilities.

The EEOC says Moe has moved on and found another job.


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