Is Drug Abuse Covered by the Americans With Disabilities Act?

There are a lot of stories going around out there about how you are protected by the ADA and cannot lose your job for being an addict. That is only true in some cases, and you can always be disciplined if you are unable to do your job.

When exactly does an employee with an alcohol or drug problem cease to be just a problem and become protected under the Americans With Disabilities Act? The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals recently addressed this issue in a case involving an intoxicated police chief.

Reeves: Is drug abuse covered by ADA? » Knoxville News Sentinel

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