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If I am sufferring from documentable aloholism which ...

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If I am sufferring from documentable aloholism which has caused me to miss periods of work, am I covered under the American Disabilities Act for a disability claim or ,perhaps, a short-term leave?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Business Law
Expert:  N Cal Attorney replied 8 years ago. states:
The ADA's definition of "disability" treats alcoholism and drug addiction differently. Under the ADA, alcoholism may be a "disability" even if a person continues to drink.

That information is from the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

I hope this answers your question.

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