Costa Rica’s Constitutional Court or Sala IV has ordered the Ministerio de Educación Pública (MEP) to reinstate an employee who was fired for alcoholism.

The woman, in her appeal, claimed she was fied for absenteeism due to her illness and that she was never given a chance to rehabilitate.

The Head of Human Resources at the Education ministry, Juan Antonio Gómez, said the next step is to reinstate the woman and submit her to the Health Department.

The International Labour Organization (ILO) lists alcoholism as a mental health disorder.

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