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case

Abusing Anti-Discrimination Laws

Decided
Wed, 06/18/2014

Jarvela v. Crete Carrier Corp.: Jarvela, a commercial truck driver, was terminated based on his diagnosis of alcoholism. The Department of Transportation prohibits people diagnosed with acoholism from driving commercial trucks, and Jarvela's employer maintains a similar policy. Jarvela sued his employer for violating the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Family Medical Leave Act. The District Court ruled in favor of the employer.

Decision

The Eleventh Circuit Court upheld the decision.

Read the full decision here