Lawsuit One-armed boxer sues TSA for employment discrimination

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Mike, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    NY Daily News: One-handed former boxer sues TSA for denying him employment and saying he's unfit to work

    Apparently TSA claims that he can't work as an airport screener because he was born with only one hand. :rolleyes:
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  2. VH-RMD

    VH-RMD Original Member

    they obviously believe you needs two hands to be an effective thief.
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  3. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    Mr. Constantino needs to thank the TSA for rejecting him.
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  4. AngryMiller

    AngryMiller Original Member

    ADA must not apply to TSA employees since every one of them that I've ever seen was a striking example of fitness and health. :rolleyes:
  5. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    As should we -- do we really want someone at a TSA checkpoint who enjoys pummeling people & is good at it?
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  6. N965VJ

    N965VJ Original Member

    OSHA does not cover TSA employees (radiation in the workplace, anyone?) so ADA may not cover them as well.
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  7. AngryMiller

    AngryMiller Original Member

    Sort of. When I called OSHA on TSA at Midway and spoke with a duty officer (very polite and professional) he said that a TSO would have to call in and that unlike every other ionizing radiation user in Illinois, TSA self certified that their equipment was meeting standards for leakage. Fox watching the hen house. I suspect that if a TSO was willing to provide evidence to the contrary that TSA would be held liable and managers would get fined.
  8. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    It appears this is just another case of consistent inconsistency:

    NY Daily News: One-arm, nine years as TSA employee: I do my job just fine!

  9. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    That would also require a clerk to be able to think critically, a personality "flaw" that is obviously used to screen out individuals when hiring.

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