Washington, DC asked in Employment Law for District of Columbia

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

Related Topics:
1 Lawyer Answer
Matthew T. Famiglietti
Matthew T. Famiglietti
  • Washington, DC
  • Licensed in District of Columbia

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.

This information is for informational purposes only and does not create an attorney-client relationship.

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.