The federal government has sued a major trucking company for its refusal to hire as drivers individuals with admitted alcohol abuse problems.
Alcoholism is classified as a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the suit maintains, and therefore employees cannot be prohibited even from driving 18 wheelers due to their histories of abuse.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which filed the suit against the Old Dominion Freight Line trucking company on August 16, noted that while “an employer’s concern regarding safety on our highways is a legitimate issue, an employer can both ensure safety and comply with the ADA.”
Of course, this ruling still makes the trucking company responsible... so the risk is still on them.
This would be funny if one of the morons who believes and authorized this is killed by a drunk trucker. More likely it'll be me and my kids.