Bloomberg Law
Feb. 6, 2019, 10:56 AM

Medical Marijuana Use Worker Protections Growing, Rulings Show

Robert Iafolla
Robert Iafolla

Companies should pay serious attention to legal protections for employees’ medical marijuana use in light of recent pro-worker court rulings, management attorneys told Bloomberg Law.

A Delaware state court allowed a former Kraft Heinz Foods Co. employee to move forward with his lawsuit alleging the company violated the state’s medical marijuana law by sacking him for a positive drug test. That ruling, in December, followed decisions in three other states in favor of workers who either were fired or not hired because of their medical cannabis use.

The complicated patchwork of state requirements makes it difficult for multistate employers to ...

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