Appeals court restores jobs of 6 Boston officers over drug testing results

Last year I wrote about ten Boston African American Police Officers who lost their jobs due to failing hair follicle drug test were rehired given back pay and are moving forward with with a lawsuit claim for more restitution from the state. The The Massachusetts Appeals Court has given another legal victory to six black Boston police officers who said they were fired over unreliable hair drug testing testing method is unreliable and positive tests are more due to the higher levels of melanin found in the hair of African and Mediterranean people

The court said the officers must be reinstated with back pay and benefits. The appeals court ruling upheld decisions by the state’s Civil Service Commission and Superior Court.


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