Navigating protections for workers with addictions

Jonathan Mook, in an article written by Tammy Binford for HR Hero, offers tips to HR and employers on how to handle an employee’s addiction to prescription medication. When do the medications taken constitute a disability under the ADA? What should you do if you believe their addiction poses a safety threat to the organization?

Click here to read the full article “Dealing with Hidden Disability: Navigating Protections for Workers with an Addiction.”

Jonathan R. Mook is a nationally recognized authority on the Americans with Disabilities Act and is a co-editor of the Virginia Employment Law Letter. For questions regarding this article or other employment law issues, you may contact Jonathan at