US Steel Says ADA Can't Bar Alcohol Tests Needed For Safety

Law360, New York (September 14, 2012, 6:08 PM EDT) -- The Americans With Disabilities Act cannot bar employers from administering worker alcohol tests if such screening is needed for a safe and productive workplace, U.S. Steel Corp. told a Pennsylvania federal court Friday, seeking to end a proposed class action claiming such tests violate the disability statute.

In a motion for summary judgment seeking dismissal of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's suit alleging that such tests run against the ADA, the steel giant pointed to its need to maintain a productive and safe workplace, saying...
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