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Annual Labor & Employment Update 2013
The Texas Commission on Human Rights Act (TCHRA) provides that a “current condition of addiction” to alcohol, drugs, or controlled substances is not a covered “disability.” In Melendez v. Houston Independent School District...more
Although alcoholism is a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), employers may terminate employees who violate agreements to get sober. A U.S. court of appeals recently reaffirmed this principle, ruling in...more
The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that the district court erred in dismissing a lawsuit challenging a city ordinance that effectively banned group homes for alcoholics and drug users with an...more
In a case that underscores the inherent difficulty of implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in situations involving workplace safety issues, a federal district court in Connecticut determined that an...more
In Skidmore v. Virtua Health Inc., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 86181 (D.N.J. June 21, 2012), a nurse with attendance issues related to her alcoholism and anxiety was terminated by her employer after she failed to report to work on...more
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