Dura Fired Workers For Using Prescription Meds: Suit

Law360, New York (September 15, 2009, 4:47 PM EDT) -- Dura Automotive Systems Inc. has been hit with a putative class action accusing the auto parts maker of testing all the workers in a Tennessee manufacturing facility for certain legally prescribed drugs, prohibiting the use of those medications and firing employees unable to perform their job duties without them.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission lodged the complaint Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, claiming that Rochester Hills, Mich.-based Dura violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by conducting blanket drug...
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