Disabled teen fired for false-positive cocaine test might be rehired

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ERIE, Colo. — A teenager with cerebral palsy who was fired from an Erie King Soopers for alleged cocaine use might get his job back.

Benjamin Sharp, 19, was let go after an employment screening test in April came back positive for cocaine use.

The boy’s parents say he doesn’t even know what cocaine is and they got their own drug test using a hair sample. The Sharps say it found no drug use.

King Soopers agreed to let Sharp reapply and if he passes a new drug test, it will likely hire him back.

Despite the incident, Sharp’s mother, Coleen, maintains a positive view of the business.

“I do think King Soopers is a great company. I just think they need to re-evaluate their policies,” she said.