Job Applicant was Treated as Disabled June 23, 2022 When reapplying for employment at a fast-food restaurant, the applicant advised that she had been diagnosed with a viral blood infection. After providing a list of requirements necessary to be rehired, the restaurant told her they could not re-hire her because the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s prohibited them from employing a person with such an infection. Investigation revealed her infection was not among those listed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a pathogen that excluded her from working in the food industry. A Conciliation Agreement was approved on February 28, 2022. The Commission continues to monitor the terms of the Agreement.