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Troopers Cite ADA and Privacy in Lawsuit Over Call-In Policy

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The Pennsylvania State Troopers' Association has filed a lawsuit against the state police, arguing that troopers shouldn't have to tell their duty desk the specific reason they're calling in sick. The association alleges that the call-in policy violates the ADA because it may force troopers to disclose a disability.

The troopers are also concerned that their private business will be made public because they have to tell whoever answers the phone why they won't be at work.

Another issue: The ADA requires employers to keep confidential any medical information about a disability, which isn't possible under the State Police's call-in system.

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