View Full Version : FDNY Disqualified Combat Veterans While Hiring Son of Convicted Terrorist

11-07-2017, 03:50 PM
A lawsuit filed in September alleges that the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) actively discriminated against U.S. military combat veterans based on stereotypes of PTSD. Simultaneously, the FDNY hired the son of a convicted terrorist who had publicly defended his terrorist leader father.

The discrimination claims were made in a lawsuit filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of Julio Andrade, who served in the U.S. Marines from 2005-2009 with two tours in Iraq. He was given an honorable discharge and was coded eligible for reenlistment.

But after having passed the physical and psychological written exams to enter the FDNY Academy, he was later disqualified by the FDNY chief medical officer because of an 8-year-old diagnosis of PTSD.

This was despite independent psychological reports that cleared him of any impairment.

It is illegal under the Americans with Disabilities Act to discriminate on the basis of disability.

Meanwhile, the New York Post reported yesterday that the son of a convicted terrorist just graduated from the FDNY Academy last month:


Ole Cowboy
11-07-2017, 07:12 PM
Hope no one is shocked...