Friday, July 20, 2012
Addiction can follow you around
Sad but true—past is prologue. Sometimes, in this society, you cannot outrun your past. Ninety percent of US employers do background checks.
The Americans with Disabilities Act, however, forbids discrimination because of past drug addiction—it the applicant is no longer using.
However, they have a loophole and can still deny you if there is a safety issue, which covers a lot of ground.
This is taken on a case-by-case basis. Best to be honest and play it out.