Brian Ballard, who worked on Jimmy Kimmel's late-night show from 2005 until the pandemic began in 2020, says nothing was done after he reported a fellow employee who “was under the influence of drugs on the job," reports The Blast. After he was laid off at the beginning of the pandemic, Ballard says “most if not all of the members of the production crew were notified that they were re-hired and returned to work on the show" in January 2021, including the employee he accused of drug use. Ballard says he wasn't hired back. Ballard's lawsuit accuses Kimmel's production company of several labor code violations, including unsafe working conditions and retaliation after he filed a complaint.
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