The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a federal lawsuit against Amtrak that claims it discriminated against a worker who was turned away because of his epilepsy.

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SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a federal lawsuit against Amtrak that claims it discriminated against a worker who was turned away because of his epilepsy.

The lawsuit filed Tuesday says Amtrak withdrew a job offer to Shawn Moe in 2013.

Moe was scheduled to start as a machinist journeyman at Amtrak’s yard in Seattle. But during his medical exam, he reported that he had epilepsy and takes medications to control it.

The lawsuit says he had been working in a similar position with another locomotive company for years.

But Amtrak withdrew the job offer, saying it feared for his safety if he should have a seizure.

The EEOC says refusing to hire a person based on a disability violates the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Amtrak spokeswoman Vernae Graham wouldn’t comment on pending litigation, but says Amtrak doesn’t discriminate based on disabilities.