Local Business Facing Civil Rights Lawsuit
According to a report in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, a former employee at Product Fabricators in Pine City is suing the business for civil rights violations.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed a lawsuit Monday alleging that the Pine City business fired Pine City resident Dennis Anderson because he was taking a low dosage of prescribed Vicodin. Anderson takes the medication for back pain.
According to the Star Tribune report, the EEOC said Product Fabricator believed the Vicodin made him unfit for work.
Product Fabrictors also is said to have required employees to disclose any prescrition medication they are taking, which the EEOC says is a violation of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act.
Red Rock Radio contacted Product Fabricators, but they declined to comment on the story.