(AOL Jobs) Alcoholism is a condition that ravages lives and tears families apart. But under the Americans With Disabilities Act, workers who are alcoholics can’t lose their jobs simply because of it. But that is exactly what Jonathan Blazek claims happened when Lakewood’s city government fired him from his $59,000-a-year job as a snowplow driver in March 2012.

Blazek sued the city alleging what local reports termed “alcoholism discrimination,” and last week the US District Court for the Northern District of Ohio held a hearing to start proceedings between Blazek and the city, according to Lakewood Patch.

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