January 19, 2018 / 10:06 PM / a year ago

Volvo will pay $70k after refusing to hire recovering opioid addict

Volvo Group North America LLC has agreed to pay $70,000 to a man who was turned down for a manufacturing job in Maryland because he was taking a prescription drug to treat his drug addiction, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said on Friday.

The commission in 2017 filed a lawsuit in federal court in Baltimore claiming Volvo reneged on a job offer two years earlier when it learned that Michael Files was taking Suboxone to treat a heroin and opioid addiction. On Friday, the agency said Volvo had entered into a consent decree to end the case, without admitting wrongdoing.

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