November 20, 2023

On November 20, 2023, the United States filed a Complaint and proposed Consent Decree to resolve allegations that the City of Blaine, Minnesota violated Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act by discriminating against an employee with alcohol use disorder. The lawsuit alleges that the city discriminated against the employee, who voluntarily disclosed that he was to undergo treatment, by requiring him to pay for alcohol and controlled substances testing and evaluation based on his disability. Under the Consent Decree, the City will implement non-discrimination policies and procedures, train its staff on the ADA, and pay out-of-pocket losses and compensatory damages to the complainant.

To learn more, please read our press release. For more information on the ADA, please visit or call the toll-free ADA Information Line at 800-514-0301 (TTY 833-610-1264).

Article Credit: U.S. Department of Justice

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