D.C. Circuit Reinstates Worker’s Claim That Alcoholism Is A Disability
(July 6, 2016, 6:52 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — A District of Columbia trial court erred when it rejected a worker’s claim that he was subjected to disability discrimination under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act based on his alcohol dependency, a District of Columbia Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel ruled June 24 (Carlos Alexander v. Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, No. 15-7039, D.C. Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 11558).
(Opinion available. Document #73-160708-022Z.)
Carlos Alexander has suffered from alcoholism since approximately 1980. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority hired Alexander...