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Volvo Group North America to Pay $70,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit

Volvo Group North America, LLC, will pay $70,000 and furnish other relief to settle a lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). According to the EEOC's lawsuit, Volvo made a conditional job offer at its Hagerstown, Maryland, facility to a qualified applicant who was a recovering drug addict enrolled in a supervised medication-assisted treatment program. During his post-offer physical examination, the applicant explained that he was taking medically prescribed suboxone. The EEOC alleged the company withdrew the job offer without any individualized assessment to determine whether the suboxone would affect job performance.