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11.09.2015

EEOC Sues Randstad for Disability Discrimination Against Methadone Patient

EEOC Sues Randstad for Disability Discrimination
11/4/2015
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*Temporary Agency Refused to Hire Laborer Because She Was a Recovering Drug Addict in Medically Supervised Treatment Program, Federal Agency Charges*
BALTIMORE - Baltimore-based temporary labor agency Randstad, US, LP, violated federal law when it refused to hire a qualified applicant for a laborer position because of her disability, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit announced today.
According to EEOC's lawsuit, April Cox, a recovering drug addict, has not used illegal drugs since being enrolled in a medically supervised rehabilitation program in 2011. She receives medically prescribed methadone as part of her ongoing, supervised drug rehabilitation treatment.