SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Legal
Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has
announced a lawsuit against M.G. Oil Company, operators of Happy Jack’s
Casino in South Dakota, for allegations for disability discrimination.
According to the EEOC, Kim
Mullaney applied for and received an offer of employment for a position at
Happy Jack’s Casino and then took a routine drug test before beginning the job.
After the test, the casino purportedly reneged on the job offer, alleging the test
had come back positive.
Mullaney told Happy Jack’s
Casino the test was positive due to prescription drugs she took for a
disability and that she could provide additional information if needed, EEOC
charges. The casino, however, allegedly refused to hire her. Purported conduct
of this nature violates the Americans with Disabilities Act.
refuse to hire someone simply because she takes prescription drugs," said
John Hendrickson, regional attorney for EEOC's Chicago District Office.
"Ms. Mullaney would have provided Happy Jack's with all the information
that it needed to assure itself that the drugs were lawfully prescribed. There
is nothing happy about Happy Jack's ignoring the information before its eyes.
To the contrary, it is very, very sad."