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ADA

Jackson Lewis
Mon, 2013-03-18

Highlights: Upholding the validity of an employer’s random alcohol testing policy for newer, safety-sensitive employees under the Americans with Disabilities Act, a federal district court in Pennsylvania has ruled that the employer’s test protocol did not violate the ADA’s general prohibition against unwarranted medical examinations.

DFBS Note: Court strikes down challenge to random testing brought by EEOC.

Risk and Insurance
Tue, 2012-07-03

Highlights: The U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas granted summary judgment to an employer on an operator's claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act. According to this court, the ADA's definition of an employee with a disability does not include an individual engaging in the illegal misuse of prescription painkillers.

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