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Temporarily Bypassing an Employee for a Position Because Of Opioid Addiction Is Not Discrimination

Employment / August 4, 2016

In affirming a grant of summary judgment in favor of the Defendant, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals held an employer’s decision to bypass an employee for a position due to the employee’s use of opioids was not enough to prove a disability discrimination claim pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act. Ferrari v Ford Motor Company, Case No. 15-1479 (6th Cir. June 23, 2016)….


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