From the January 1979 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

City Alcoholics--Drunk and Sober

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City [New York] and state laws now prohibit job discrimination against recovered alcoholics, but apparently these are being routinely violated by at least one large employer: the city. Notices appearing in the City Record the municipal newspaper, announced a variety of job openings and listed the necessary qualifications. In several of the ads, potential applicants were warned that a history of alcoholism could disqualify them. The clause appeared in notices for such jobs as junior building custodian, elevator mechanic's helper, and ventilation and drainage maintainer.

-- Tom Hillistrom

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