US Steel's Sobriety Testing Doesn't Violate ADA, Judge Says

Law360, New York (February 21, 2013, 1:22 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge ruled Wednesday that the Americans with Disabilities Act doesn't prohibit U.S. Steel Corp. from administering random alcohol screenings to new workers as a safety precaution, tossing a proposed class action lodged by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

U.S. District Judge Nora Barry Fischer found random testing can be used on probationary employees in “safety-sensitive positions” like its Clairton, Penn., plant because safety is a business necessity and screening is the best way to ensure it. She specifically rejected the EEOC's argument...
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