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Sobriety Testing at US Steel Does Not Violate ADA, Judge Says

January 21, 2013
Source: Thomson Reuters News and Insight

In a 47-page decision granting summary judgment to U.S. Steel, U.S. District Judge Nora Barry Fischer on Wednesday shot down an attempt by the commission to curb the random alcohol tests, saying they were necessary for the job. Employees typically operate heavy machinery and face hazardous conditions such as heights and high temperatures, the decision said. The random testing program is part of the company's contract with the steelworkers' union, which represents the plant's employees.

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