June 29, 2018 / 9:43 PM / 5 months ago

EEOC targets painting company in latest suit over opioid treatment

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has accused a Texas painting company of unlawfully firing a worker who was using methadone to treat an addiction to painkillers, in the latest case of its kind brought by the agency amid a nationwide opioid epidemic.

In a lawsuit filed on Thursday in federal court in Beaumont, Texas, the EEOC said Steel Painters LLC in 2016 removed Matthew Kimball from a project when he failed a drug test, and fired him even after the lab that conducted the test changed the result in light of his methadone prescription.

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