Worker with disability wins discrimination case

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NEWBURGH – Three former line-workers will receive a total of $175,000 in a settlement of their discrimination claims filed against KTF Enterprises, Inc., a beauty supplies production and distribution company in Newburgh.

A consent decree was approved in federal court in White Plains settling the matter and awarding the settlement to two women and one man, who previously worked there.

The man, Javier Amigon, was represented by the Worker Justice Center of New York.

A double amputee and long-term employee, he wore prosthetics and previously used a stool to accommodate his disability. According to the lawsuit, Amigon was denied access to the stool, refused alternative accommodations, forced out of his job, and ultimately terminated in violation of state and federal anti-discrimination disability law.

Amigon’s portion of the settlement will amount to $112,500.