Don't Use the Handicapped Stall--Really
Some Social Security Administration employees apparently can't take a hint. Even after an agency manager at the agency's Baltimore headquarters posted several signs on a restroom urging workers to be considerate and make sure that the handicapped stall was available to an employee who was actually disabled, on three different occasions the employee was denied access to the stall and ended up urinating in his pants.
Now, the Baltimore Sun reports, an administrative judge has ordered the agency to pay the employee $6,500 in damages.
The problem, the judge said, was that managers had not directly ordered employees to "refrain from using the wheelchair-accessible stalls if they were not disabled, or did not have a compelling reason to do so."
Update: I changed the sentence above because, as the alert commenter below notes, it should have said that managers had not issued direct orders to employees.