EEOC's Employer Bias Claim For Driver With Alcohol Issue Survives Dismissal Motion

FORT SMITH, Ark. - The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sufficiently pleads that a trucking company acted with bias in not allowing an employee who admitted to a drinking problem to work as a driver and then terminating the employee, an Arkansas federal judge held April 23 in denying the company's motion to dismiss a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc., No. 11-2153, W.D. Ark.; 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 57649).

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