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Posted 1 year ago in Crime Labor and Employment Marijuana by Janet Raasch  
Can You Be Fired for Using Legal Marijuana?

Use of medical marijuana is legal in 18 states and the District of Columbia. Colorado and Washington also allow recreational use. At the same time, many employers have zero-tolerance drug policies. Marijuana is different from alcohol. It can be detected in the body for weeks after it has been used. An employee could use it on the weekend and still test positive at work the next week, even when he or she is no longer impaired. This raises some interesting …

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Posted 2 years ago in Marijuana by Larry Bodine  
How Long Does Marijuana Stay in Your System? [infographic]

THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is the chemical ingredient in marijuana that gets users high. Although federal and state laws conflict on the legality of pot, including medical marijuana, drug testing in schools and the workplace continues. The www.HomeHealthTesting.com infographic below provides some estimates on the time frames when different types of tests can detect THC. California NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) emphasizes there are no simple guidelines for cannabis detection tests. For NORML’s more comprehensive information on marijuana …

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Posted 2 years ago in Labor and Employment Marijuana by Michele Bowman  
Can You Be Fired for Using Medical Marijuana?

In two recent cases, the EEOC settled with employers who had fired workers because of positive drug tests for prescription drugs. But in states where medical marijuana is legal, can employers fire employees who test positive but have prescriptions for the drug?   Drug Tests & Disability Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), of course, employers are forbidden from discriminating against workers based on their disabilities. Nor can an employer discriminate against an employee based on its perception – …

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Your Employer Can’t Fire You for Taking Rx Medication

An Ohio company has settled with EEOC for $50,000 after firing an employee who tested positive for a prescribed medication for her bipolar disorder. The agency accused the company of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act.   Adverse Reaction at Work Chassity Brady was a quality control lab technician in the Braselton, Ga. facility of Dayton Superior Corporation, a concrete and masonry construction company, according to the EEOC. After Brady had an adverse reaction at work to a drug prescribed …

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