The ADA and lawful use of prescribed medication by employees

Two recent lawsuits filed by the EEOC should remind employers that the ADA generally protects qualified disabled individuals who legally use prescribed medications:

Volvo Group of North America paid $70,000 to settle a suit filed by the EEOC on behalf of an individual who was denied employment after he disclosed during his post-offer physical that he was taking suboxone as part of a supervised medication-assisted treatment program.

A KFC franchisee paid $30,000 to settle a suit filed by the EEOC on behalf of an individual whose employment was terminated after disclosing that she was taking prescribed medication to treat her bipolar disorder.

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By |2018-02-13T09:19:59+00:00February 12th, 2018|Business Ownership|0 Comments

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