EEOC Hits US Steel with ADA Suit

By Jacqueline Bell (October 5, 2010, 3:40 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has accused U.S. Steel Corp. of improperly requiring employees on probation to undergo random alcohol tests, and then firing an employee after administering that type of test.

In a lawsuit announced by the EEOC Tuesday, and filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, the agency claimed that an ongoing U.S. Steel policy requiring random medical exams without sufficient reason violates the Americans with Disabilities Act.

U.S. Steel had the policy in place at least as early as January 2006, the EEOC said.

The complaint details the story of Abigail DeSimone,...

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