Medical Marijuana Laws Confuse Employers On Worker Rights


Many employers are confused about their obligations to workers who use pot for health reasons, reports the National Law Journal. Many question whether they’re even required to tolerate medical marijuana use, which is now legal in 13 states. Another six states, including New York, Illinois and Massachusetts, are considering medical marijuana bills.

“It has really come onto everyone’s radar screen,” said Danielle Urban of the Denver office of Atlanta’s Fisher & Phillips. “I’m getting calls from employers saying, ‘I have an employee who tested positive for medical marijuana. What can I do? Can I fire that employee?'” Her answer? It depends.

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