In 2010, Alberto Tarud-Saieh applied for a position as a security guard for Miami based full-service asset protection security firm FCSS. One difference about Tarud-Saieh than most of the security fleet – he only has one arm which he lost in an auto accident. In his interview with the firm he wore a prosthetic arm there was no discernable question that Tarud-Saieh was perfectly capable of sufficiently completing daily tasks as a security guard. He was hired for a driving position, ironic in that he lost his arm in an auto accident.
Tarud-Saieh said he did not know he had to wear his prosthetic arm to work, and while he occasionally uses the prosthetic arm he does not wear it daily. One such function he doesn’t use the arm for is driving, one of the functions he was hired to do. Tarud-Saieh is also licensed as both an unarmed security officer and an armed security officer by the state of Florida, another function he was hired to do.
Despite Tarud-Saieh’s disability, he was hired and assigned to a residential client. On his first day of work, Tarud-Saieh wore his prosthetic arm and performed his job duties without any issues. Tarud-Saieh did not wear his prosthetic arm on his second day of work for the same client. Allegedly the president of the community association where Tarud-Saieh was assigned called Tarud-Saieh’s employer and requested firmly that he not come back. The reason offered was that the president “did not like