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New York City Transit Authority v. Beazer
Citation:440 U.S. 568 (1979)
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The New York City Transit Authority employs about 47,000 persons, many of them in positions potentially posing a danger to themselves or the general public. TA enforced a general policy against employing persons who use narcotic drugs. This included persons receiving methadone maintenance treatment for heroin addiction. Two former employees of TA who were dismissed while receiving methadone treatment and two others who were refused employment while receiving methadone treatment filed suit challenging the policy.
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