Nondiscrimination and Addiction as Disability

Self Evaluation Work Plan

Description

This section examines law and policy prohibiting discrimination against people based on their current or past status with substance use and substance use disorder (e.g., drugs or alcohol).

Recommendations

Ensure employees, especially managers and supervisors, are aware of the UCOP policy that prohibits discrimination against people based on their current or past status as a drug or alcohol addict (https://sa.berkeley.edu/uga/substance)  

Training

Leads should take the training themselves, then assign it to those employees in their unit for whom they believe it is relevant. Assigning to all employees is recommended. Any processes, procedures or protocols recommended for development in the training should be created. 

 Addiction as Disability Training

Additional Resources

Psychiatry Online: Ten Years After the ADAAA (2008): The Relationship between ADA Employment Discrimination and Substance Use Disorders

ADA National Network:ADA, Addiction, Recovery and Employment

EEOC: The ADA: Your Employment Rights as an Individual With a Disability