McDonald’s Corp. has agreed to settle a lawsuit brought in a Missouri federal court by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of a job applicant who said that a company-owned restaurant canceled his job interview when management discovered that he was deaf and needed a sign-language interpreter, the commission announced Tuesday.

Attorneys who represent employers, but were not involved in the case, say that it shows the commission is keen to pursue claims involving job applicants under the Americans with Disabilities Act.