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Can I Be Fired From My Job Because I Am Prescribed Suboxone?
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I am just curious because once my current employer found out that I was prescribed to suboxone the head manager is telling me that in order to keep my job I must attend NA meetings. I am pretty sure this violates some major laws. I am aware of HIPAA but am curious as to how it works, and what I need to do to take a stand on this issue. If anyone has any information about this issue I appreciate it.

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BL Says:
 
As long as the person is receiving counseling as well as the medication this may apply. But, it doesn't apply to every job.

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Matt Says:
 
Rights for Individuals on Medication-Assisted Treatment:

beta.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/partnersforrecovery/docs/Know_Your_Rights_Brochure_0110.pdf

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BL Says:
 
HIPPA has nothing to do with your employer. Your employer has the right to set certain criteria for employees due to company liability.

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michael1990 Says:
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Same thing happened to me. They want to fire me because my ex told them I'm prescribed suboxone and that I'm a drug addict... what type of lawyer should I contact? How would I sue them????

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siknik Says:
 
hello, just happened to come upon your post and looks as though nobody has replied? idk im not too up on the comments thing.
anyway, if you have a job in a corporate setting, or somewhere where they have a PR, i would def take advantage of your rights of an employee and start there. otherwise fired!??? ridiculous! let em fire you! then sue the s**t out of em and take that head manager position. also i do believe what they're doing is in violations of many different rights that YOU have! you might wanna be nice enough to let this head manager about your intentions, who knows you might end up with a raise! if no PR dept, then it's time you contact the labor board, that should get their panties in a bunch!
stay strong with your rights!

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