Oct 02, 2015
On Sept. 1, 2015, Reggie Belcher was quoted in InsideCounsel’s September issue on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and alcoholism. “A trucking company did not violate the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by firing an alcoholic driver in order to comply with Department of Transportation Regulations, according to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Jarvela v. Crete Carrier Corporation. The court stressed that the employer ‘bears ultimate responsibility’ for determining whether a commercial driver is qualified and does not violate the ADA by disregarding a physician's opinion, particularly if two conflicting medical opinions exist,” Belcher told InsideCounsel. The full article is available here.