The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs published a new webpage with information and resources for federal contractors and workers related to their obligations and rights concerning the past misuse of drugs.
Under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, individuals who previously misused drugs may be considered qualified individuals with disabilities if they no longer engage in the illegal use of drugs and either have been successfully rehabilitated or are currently participating in a supervised rehabilitation program.
The OFCCP webpage features information for employers complying with their Section 503 obligations, including examples of reasonable accommodations and best practices. The webpage also includes information for applicants and employees.
More information on the webpage and Section 503 can be found on the DOL website.