D.C. Univ. to Pay $35K in Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

Howard University will pay $35,000 to a man who applied to work for the school that was allegedly discriminated against because of his disability.

Howard University announced today it will settle a disability discrimination lawsuit after failing to hire an applicant as a protective services officer for the school’s hospital.

The college, which is located in the District of Columbia, will pay $35,000 to the plaintiff and provide annual training to officials responsible for hiring within the hospital’s department after the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission found that Clarence Muse, who has diabetes, was unfairly denied the protective services supervisor position he applied for.

Muse has over 40 years of experience as a police officer and security guard, according to jdsupra.com, but Howard hired 40 different security officers and supervisors because of Muse’s disability. This alleged discrimination violates the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Howard will post a notice of the settlement on its hospital’s human resources bulletin board and report to the EEOC about any complaints of disability discrimination in the hospital’s department.

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