Michael Costantino, One-Handed Man, Suing the TSA for Discrimination
A man born without his right hand is suing the Transportation Security Administration after he believed the agency unfairly rejected him for a job, reports the Associated Press.
CBS New York
Michael Costantino, 32 and an amateur boxer, applied for a
But, after a medical exam, which the
"They just made an assumption that he can't perform this job simply because he doesn't have a right hand - without any evidence to support it," Costantino's lawyer, Jonathan Bell told the New York Daily News.
Costantino was reportedly never asked to demonstrate his ability to perform tasks an airport screener might be required to do.
According to the Daily News, the
"Anyone that knows me knows it's ridiculous for them to say I can't open luggage," Constantino told the paper. "I've fought in the Golden Gloves. I work out with former world champions. Opening luggage would be pretty easy for me."
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