If You Hire Someone Who Says They Are in a Drug Treatment Program, Don’t Do This …

A federal court recently reinforced the importance of complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act during the hiring process. An employer cannot lawfully refuse to hire a job applicant because they are receiving addiction treatment. The ADA doesn’t prevent employers from testing applicants or employees for current illegal drug use or from making employment decisions based on verifiable results, but it does prevent them from asking applicants about the use of prescription drugs.


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