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Substance Use Disorder: Recovery and Employment Issues

Disability: Reasonable Accommodation, Substance Use Disorder Recovery

Last updated on 05/26/2021 at 4:31 pm

What does the law say about recovery from substance use disorder and employment?

If I am entitled to a reasonable accommodation from my employer under the ADA, how do I get it?

What kind of reasonable accommodations must my employer make for me if I am recovering from substance use disorder?

Will my past substance use disorder or my on-going recovery from substance use disorder prevent me from getting a job dealing with safety?

Will my past substance use disorder or recovery from substance use disorder prevent me from getting a job dealing with healthcare?

I am applying for a job. Can the employer ask me about my past substance use disorder?

I am applying for a job. Can my potential employer drug test me as part of the application process?

I applied for a job and I was given a conditional job offer. Can my potential employer drug test me before I accept the offer?

I am employed. Can my employer drug test me at any time?

I have a problem with current substance use disorder and my employer knows about it. Alternatively, I am an employer and I have an employee with substance use disorder issues. What are my options?

How do I show that my history of substance use disorder does not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of others?

I think I was fired/denied a job opportunity/faced discrimination because I am in recovery from substance use disorder, but my employer gave a different reason. What can I do?