Prattville, AL asked in Employment Discrimination for Alabama

Q: Is this discrimination and what could be used as proof?

My husband was told he had this job almost four hours away. He went to the interview and got the job. No drug test or background check was asked for even though he said they could run both. The employer then sits him down with the manager and states to him...are you a meth that meth mouth? My husband tells them the reason his teeth are messed up are because of braces ripping the enamel off. It destroyed him. After that they continued to make derogatory remarks but still no drug test. It severely hurts him when he is judged that way. They questioned his emploent history when they were told they could verify it all. He also severely burned his eyes on the job had a Dr excuse and all of the information given by the doctor and they made negative remarks about him being prescribed pain pills when he told the Dr he didn't want them. He was then put on the schedule the next day regardless of the Dr note. What do I use as proof if my husband the owner and the manager were alone.

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A: No. They did not discriminate against him as a protected class under the law. Having bad teeth does not make him a protected class. They don't need a reason to not hire him

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