Worker who shattered Yale window depicting slaves gets his job back

A Yale University dining services worker who resigned after smashing a stained-glass window depicting slaves has gotten his old job back.

Patricia Kane, an attorney for Corey Menafee, told the Associated Press Tuesday that her client was "delighted to accept Yale's offer" and would report for work Monday morning.

Menafee's has said he destroyed the window inside Calhoun College with a broomstick because he found it offensive. The name of the residential college has sparked protests because it honors former Vice President John C. Calhoun, an 1804 Yale graduate and an ardent defender of slavery.

Menafee, who is black, resigned and apologized before asking through his union to have his job back.

Earlier Tuesday, Yale spokeswoman Karen Peart said the university had informed Menafee's attorney that "we are willing to grant his request for a second chance at Yale."

"We are willing to take these unusual steps given the unique circumstances of this matter, and it is now up to Mr. Menafee whether he wishes to return to Yale," Peart said.

The Ivy League school has already asked Connecticut prosecutors to drop criminal charges against Menafee.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.