EEOC’s 2023 Budget May Signal Enforcement Increases and DOJ’s Guidance on Opioid Addiction and the ADA
EEOC’s 2023 Budget May Signal Enforcement Increases
The 2023 budget requests $464.65 million for the EEOC, representing about a 10% increase over the 2022 enacted level. According to the budget justification, the EEOC’s 2023 priorities focus on three broad areas:
- Racial justice and systemic discrimination on all protected bases
- Pay equity
- The civil rights impact of the COVID-19 pandemic
DOJ’s Guidance on Opioid Addiction and the ADA
On April 5, 2022, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) issued guidance on how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) can protect individuals with opioid use disorder (OUD) and other drug addictions from discrimination.
- The DOJ’s guidance explains that individuals with OUD typically qualify for ADA
- Individuals in recovery from drug addiction may also qualify for ADA
- The ADA’s protections do not apply if an individual is engaged in the “current illegal use of drugs.”
Read the newsletter below for the details on these topics!