The complainant applied for employment as a Protective Services Officer with the respondent law enforcement agency. He said he passed the entrance exam, the traffic and criminal record checks and the fitness test. The complainant disclosed he had experienced a short period of depression and had undergone spinal surgery several years earlier but had no ongoing medical conditions. He claimed the law enforcement agency told him his current application and any future applications would not be considered because he was deemed medically unfit for the role.
On being advised of the complaint the law enforcement agency agreed to participate in conciliation.
The complaint was resolved with an agreement that the agency review the complainant’s file with respect to medical suitability in light of additional information the complainant would provide.