September 29, 2017 / 9:23 PM / in 9 months

EEOC sues Volvo for refusing to hire recovering heroin addict

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Friday accused Volvo Group North America LLC of refusing to hire a recovering drug addict for a manufacturing job because company reps believed the medication he was taking to treat his dependency was “worse than heroin.”

The commission filed a lawsuit in federal court in Baltimore that says Volvo in 2015 reneged on a job offer when it learned that Michael Files was taking the prescription drug Suboxone to treat a five-year addiction to heroin and opioids.

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