Washington, DC asked in Employment Law for District of Columbia

Q: Can a job let you go.For being in a methadone treatment

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Matthew T. Famiglietti
Matthew T. Famiglietti
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A: Your question is not entirely clear. I can't tell if you went into treatment and are being prescribed methadone as part of the treatment, or if you are in treatment because of addiction to methadone.

District Courts have split on the question, especially if you have some protection under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you were on methadone for withdrawal purposes from another drug then it would seem that you might have more protection than if you were addicted to methadone.

I would strongly suggest that you have a consultation with a qualified disability attorney who specializes in the Americans with Disabilities Act with regard to employment. Most attorneys are providing phone consultations now due to Covid-19.

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