Justices Judi French and Sharon Kennedy Sided With Donna’s Employer to Allow “Direct Observation Method” Drug Testing
COLUMBUS — The Ohio Democratic Party is launching a new digital ad today featuring Youngstown native Ed O’Neill and Donna Lunsford, a worker who was denied the opportunity to argue her case in front of a jury by the Ohio Supreme Court after her employer invaded her privacy by conducting mandatory drug testing with the “direct observation method” and then fired her after more than 20 years of working there.
Ed O’Neill grew up in Youngstown, and when he heard Donna Lunsford’s story, he had to give her a call. pic.twitter.com/iMc3gO5mjR
— Ohio Dems (@OHDems) October 24, 2020
“In one decision after another, Ohio Supreme Court Justices Sharon Kennedy and Judi French have failed to protect workers and victims, even children who have suffered from sexual abuse,” said Ohio Democratic Party Communications Director Kirstin Alvanitakis. “The ruling against Donna Lunsford is one more example of an anti-worker decision by Kennedy and French. We need new justices on the court to protect victims and stand up for Ohio workers. That’s why we need to elect Judge Jennifer Brunner and Judge John P. O’Donnell to the Ohio Supreme Court.”