Austin’s Park N Pizza settles discrimination lawsuit by paying former employee $20,000
The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission last Tuesday, June 28 announced that Pflugerville, Texas-based amusement park Austin’s Park N Pizza has conceded in bringing payment of $20,000 to a 26-year-old former employee, and change some of its former employment practices to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit.
According to EEOC, the former employee who suffered from a traumatic brain injury when he was a child, was terminated via email by the company because he could not work an electronic time clock system that was recently installed at the amusement park.
EEOC’s Dallas District Office regional attorney Robert Canino, who said that the former employee has spent four years working part-time for the company, handling weekend custodial duties, bussing tables, and assisting customers who want to play at the miniature golf course, noted that, “There is no justification for discriminating against a person with a cognitive impairment who has demonstrated ability and enthusiasm in executing his assigned duties.”
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