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Employers May Have to Accommodate Medical Marijuana Users Under Some State Laws

Author: Lee E. Tankle

2/05/2019

Read the full post at HiringToFiring.Law

Employers May Have to Accommodate Medical Marijuana Users Under Some State Laws

Q: Can my company refuse to hire or terminate an individual because the individual is a medical marijuana user?

A: Not necessarily. While we have not seen any laws to date explicitly requiring employers to accommodate employees’ use of marijuana for medicinal purposes while at work, in some states at least, employers may not terminate employees for their use of medical marijuana outside of the workplace, even if it means that the employee tests positive in a drug screen.

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