A company that operates Express Mart convenience stores will pay $25,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a man who wasn't hired because of his medical conditions.

Under a settlement announced Wednesday, Home Service Oil Co., which owns Express Marts, also will improve procedures and training involving disabled employees.

According to the lawsuit, a man who has Tourette's syndrome and another neurological condition applied for a part-time sales clerk job at an Express Mart in Cedar Hill.

Federal officials say the store's manager refused to consider his application because of his facial tic and told an assistant store manager she didn't want such people working at the store.

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