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Lonza America to Pay $150,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Lawsuit

Lonza America LLC will pay $150,000 and provide other relief to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The lawsuit charged that Lonza terminated a 14-year employee at a Tennessee plant after the employee twice tested positive for a legally controlled substance. The company knew the employee was a recovering opioid addict participating in a medication-assisted treatment program with a legal prescription for an opioid medication, yet they forced him into counseling with a clinical psychologist and based his return to work on his discontinued use of the medication.


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