Who is doing the "putting?" In many cases the person doing the "putting" is the pedophile or alcoholic. In cases where there are supervisors, such as a job in a school, the pedophile can be put on as a night shift janitor. Great - no kids around, no triggers. What do you do with the truck driver, assign him a permanent babysitter who sits in the truck cab with him on all driving assignments to make sure that he doesn't a.) bring a flask with him to work, or b.) stop somewhere and pick up some booze. Truck drivers are out on their own. If they want access to a "trigger" there is no one stopping them.
Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy
This is asking the company to put their neck into a noose and trusting the driver not to kick out the chair that's under them.
I'm operating on the assumption that there is settled precedent out there in legal-land where some company has been sued for doing something just like what you suggest and if not the exact same situation then one close enough to the situation so that the precedent of "no good deed ever goes unpunished" is driven home loudly and clearly. There is a reason that the business community hates trial lawyers.
I can even understand not allowing him to drive while he is receiving treatment, but if he completes successfully, there is no reason to prevent his return.
May 11, 2011
A Tatum resident has filed a lawsuit against a trucking company after an allegedly intoxicated truck driver collided into her parked vehicle.
Lisa Licon filed suit against Karen Tusler Anderson and Fleet Global Services Inc. on April 28 in the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division.
According to the lawsuit, Licon's disabled vehicle was parked off of the roadway on Interstate 20 near Longview on Dec. 30, 2010, when the incident occurred. Defendant Karen Anderson, who was allegedly intoxicated, failed to stay in a single lane and struck Licon's vehicle.
Defendant Anderson is accused of negligence for failing to keep a proper lookout, failing to control her speed and failing to turn or take evasive action in an effort to avoid the collision.
Anderson is also accused of negligence for driving the vehicle recklessly with willful or wanton disregard for the safety of others and for operating the vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.
Defendant Fleet Global Services is accused of negligent entrustment and hiring of Anderson.
The plaintiff is seeking damages for physical pain and mental anguish, physical impairment, disfigurement, medical expenses, lost earnings, loss of earning capacity, punitive damages, interest, court costs and attorney's fees.
Who do you imagine has the deeper pockets here and if the plaintiff wins the case, who will foot the settlement, the drunk driver or the trucking company?