State settles with Andersen Windows over 'refusal' to hire applicant with disability

The Minnesota Department of Human Rights will monitor the company for three years


October 13, 2022

David Joles, Star Tribune

Window and door manufacturer Andersen Corp. in Bayport, Minn., was accused of rescinding a job offer after learning of an applicant's disability.

Andersen Corp. is settling a discrimination claim alleging the company withdrew a job offer after learning of an applicant's disability, according to the Minnesota Department of Human Rights.

The window and door manufacturer based in Bayport, Minn., will pay the man $41,000 and adhere to several stipulations meant to "build a more inclusive workplace for people with disabilities," the department said in a news release Wednesday.

In 2019, Andersen determined an applicant could not safely operate a forklift and withdrew a job offer, according to the release. The man's doctor said he could operate a forklift, however, and doing so was not an essential part of the job.


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