From the December 1980 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

A Legal Distinction

Many of these items are contrary to AA philosophy. Their publication here does not mean that the Grapevine endorses or approves them; they are offered solely for your information.

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON--Recovered alcoholics in Washington are protected by the state's antidiscrimination laws. A court case involved a schoolteacher who was not rehired because of her alcoholism. The court ruled that the school district acted reasonably in refusing to rehire because of the plaintiff's active alcoholism.

However, in the course of judgment, Superior Court Judge Stephen Reilly stated:...

-- The Journal