Updated: Tuesday, 25 Jan 2011, 8:07 AM EST
Published : Tuesday, 25 Jan 2011, 8:00 AM EST
NORTH BRANFORD, Conn. (AP) - A former North Branford public works employee has sued the town, alleging he was fired after he was unable to take drug tests due to a medical condition that prevents him from being able to "urinate on demand."
Daniel Pond, who worked for the town from 2002 until he was fired in 2009, filed the suit this month in New Haven Superior Court.
The New Haven Register reports that Pond's suit says he was asked to take a drug test in February 2008. The suit says he asked for a blood test instead of a urine test because of a medical condition, but was refused.
Because he couldn't take the test, he was required to participate in a drug treatment program.
A town lawyer says the town relies on state Department of Transportation drug-testing guidelines and is confident of vindication.
Information from: New Haven Register