Tag: alcoholism

Question: Does alcoholism fall under Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) rules? Answer: An alcoholic is a person with a disability and is protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) if she or he is qualified to perform the essential functions of the job. An employer may be required to provide an accommodation to an…

Question: Can our client discipline an employee who has admitted to his manager that he has a drinking problem?  Or is the employee protected under the disability laws? Answer: The answer to the question depends upon what the employee is requesting of his manager related to his problem with alcohol.  If the employee is requesting time off…