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Applicant is in drug treatment, on methadone: Do you have to hire him?

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) appears to be sending a message to employers: You can’t automatically refuse to hire applicants who test positive for methadone, a medication prescribed in drug treatment programs for recovering opiate addicts. [Read more…]

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In drug treatment, on methadone: Is he a safety threat?

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A company decided to take back a conditional offer of employment after it found the applicant was a recovering drug addict. A lawsuit followed. [Read more…]

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Injured worker tested positive for drugs, still gets comp

A worker suffered a serious workplace injury and was taken to the hospital for treatment. While there, he was drug tested. The test was positive for methadone, a drug used to treat narcotic withdrawal and dependence. [Read more…]

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