A security guard who was fired after failing a hearing test was awarded $257,048 in a disability discrimination lawsuit against the U.S. Attorney General.
The man aged 61, lost his job at the federal courthouse in Victoria because he could not pass the required hearing test. He sued under the Americans with Disabilities Act, alleging a U.S. Marshal Service rule that banned use of hearing aids during testing was discriminatory.
He claimed that there is no ban on corrective lenses during the vision test, and that his hearing is excellent with his hearing aid. The defense denied violating the ADA and argued the hearing aid ban was necessary because they can cause potential problems on the job. The jury sided with Ruiz and awarded him damages for past lost wages and mental anguish.
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Ruiz v. Mukasey