I agree alcohol abuse is a disability, I agree with the EEOC position
I agree alcohol abuse is a disability, I disagree with the EEOC position
I disagree that alcohol abuse is a disability, I agree with the EEOC position
I disagree that alcohol abuse is a disability, I disagree with the EEOC position
Other (Explain please)
Last edited by digsbe; 09-04-11 at 11:51 AM.
Tired of elections being between the lesser of two evils.When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. -Socrates
I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.
Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.
“In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.” -Napoleon
I liked reading everyone's discussion of the issue and many good points made.
Ockham ... I looked at the case from the source ... and my point about Fox news using this case as thinly veiled story and opening it with "Obama is suing private company" was journalism malpractice as best. Why not use the source itself instead of an infotainment sources that adds absurd statements to manipulate their uneducated viewers that obama was going to tell them what to do ... in this case ... the people appointed when the law was enacted were appointed by Bush. Be clear though ... I am not pulling a Fox News stunt. I am simply pointing out their tactics that are a directive by the network to the people presenting. They are to directed to report events many can agree with and insert "obama caused this" into in order to get mindset of manipulation.
http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/8-16-11d.cfmAlcoholism is a recognized disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), and disability discrimination violates this federal law. The EEOC said that the company violated both the ADA and the Americans With Disabilities Act Amendment Act of 2008 (ADAAA) by conditioning reassignment to non-driving positions on the enrollment in an alcohol treatment program. In addition, the EEOC argued that Old Dominion’s policy that bans any driver who self-reports alcohol abuse from ever driving again also violates the ADA.
This is a fascinating case ... in two respects.
The first is the circumstances of the case and the self reporting driver and should he protected under the law? I could make a fair case either way ... yet I am leaning towards the employer should be able to make this call.
Next, that Fox news reports the story of this case decided on a 2008 law with appointees of the previous administration and opens their story with Obama sues! ... this leads me to beieve it is thinly veiled story as Fox had directive to presenters of stories to use Obama as the core fault on issues unrelated.
Suggestion ... why use a known tabloid infotainment station geared towards a 6th grade educated mind they can manipulate ... that takes stories with threads of truth and inserts semantics to skew the reality of the issue being discussed.
I linked the actual case ... including the year this act was put in place.
Last edited by Turin; 09-04-11 at 12:53 PM.
To argue that government agencies don't change their tactics because on the administration in power is a fallacious arguement. Of course they do. I've not searched to see if the current administration has had any input here but administrations certainly do have an impact of what will be addressed and how it will be.
Nobody would argue that INS doesn't act differently under Obama than they would under say, Ron Paul.