Courts Debate Rehiring Substance Abusers

Flynn, Gillian
May 2003
Workforce (10928332);May2003, Vol. 82 Issue 5, p70
Assesses the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court case Raytheon Company v. Fernandez, that resolves whether a company can refuse to rehire former alcohol and substance Joel Hernandez after he has been terminated. Overview of the case of Joel Hernandez; Policy of the company on the rehiring of employees; Ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth District on the case; Definition of disability under the American with Disabilities Act.


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