Hi everyone. So I am in my new class of human resources management in graduate school. I was researching the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) and stumbled upon this section of the law that deals with substance use/abuse and hiring practices/prohibition's. My jaw hit the floor when I read this in the light of so many of you who post here stating that employers state your qualifications are excellent and that you are an excellent candidate and then slam the door when you mention the BON/contracts.
It states that the qualified individual with a disability does not include any employee or applicant that is currently engaging in the use of drugs, when the covered entity acts on the basis of such use. However that nothing in the previous statement shall be constructed to exclude as a qualified individual with a disability an individual who:
1) Has successfully completed a supervised drug rehabilitation program and is no longer engaging in the illegal use of drugs, or has otherwise been rehabilitated successfully and is no longer engaging in such use:
2) is participating in a supervised rehabilitation program and is no longer engaging in such use; or
3) is erroneously regarded as in engaging in such use, but is not engaging in such use.
I paraphrased the paragraph, but numbers 1 through 3 are straight from the ADA website. I urge everyone here to check it out and make yourselves aware of it. Definitely something to consider if the time comes when it is blatantly obvious that you are not being hired based on the BON/contract that you are under.
It is the PDF file titled Laws/Regulations.
Have a very Happy Fourth of July. Celebrating independence from drugs and alcohol one day at a time and with God's grace and mercy.