A jury found that the federal government discriminated against Raymundo Ruiz by firing him after four successful years as a Court Security Officer.
Ruiz wore hearing aids on the job, which worked just fine – and the rules allowed CSOs to wear hearing aids on the job. But another rule required that they remove the hearing aids before taking the hearing test. After the verdict, and while the district court was considering the amount of money the government had to pay to Ruiz’s attorneys, the case settled.
Sadly, Mr. Ruiz’s experience is not unique. Butler and Harris is proud to represent many court security officers across the country who have been discriminated against by their private employer and the United States Marshall Service because of a real or perceived disability.