Lopez v. Pacific Maritime Association, 636 F.3d 1197 (2011)

Reports relating to this case:

  • Employer's "One-Strike" Drug Policy Did Not Discriminate Against Recovered Addict

    Date:
    December 8, 2011

    In Lopez v. Pacific Maritime Association, 636 F.3d 1197 (9th Cir. 2011), the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals addressed whether an employer's "one-strike" rule, which permanently barred anyone who tested positive for drugs from ever working for it, discriminated against rehabilitated drug addicts in violation of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and California's Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA).