Thursday, September 01, 2011

Wonder No More About "Investment" Here

OK, here's the DC Mind, Part 133,539:

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which filed the suit against the Old Dominion Freight Line trucking company on August 16, noted that while “an employer’s concern regarding safety on our highways is a legitimate issue, an employer can both ensure safety and comply with the ADA.”

That means that the Company can NOT fire the driver who is an alcoholic.  Not only that; the Company can NOT keep him from driving Company trucks.

If the EEOC prevails, of course, it will mean that Old Dominion will still be liable both for any damage to life or property that results from a potential relapse by one of its recovering drivers – which in turn increases the risks involved in investment in the company – and for the cost of trying to ensure that such damage never occurs. All of these new burdens will raise Old Dominion’s cost of doing business, and hence the cost of everything they transport.

Ain't it grand!!???

HT:  Agitator

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