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Divided 6th Circuit Says Employer's Mass Drug Test Wasn't ADA Violation as Matter of Law

By Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 | 1

A divided U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals panel on Tuesday vacated a jury's $870,000 award to a group of workers who lost their jobs after drug tests ordered by their employer revealed they were taking prescription medications. The workers all allegedly had documented medical needs for their prescriptions and were taking the drugs under the supervision of their respective doctors, but Dura Automotive Systems told them they could not return to their jobs unless they stopped taking their medications. A federal trial court judge found that Dura's conduct violated the Americans with Di...

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