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Medical Marijuana User, Employer Settle Job Bias Case

Nov. 30, 2018, 3:36 PM

A woman whose job offer was pulled when the company that was hiring her heard about her medical marijuana use has settled her discrimination claims under Connecticut law.

The settlement between Katelin Noffsinger and Bride Brook Health & Rehabilitation Center comes less than two months after a federal judge rejected the facility’s argument that its status as a federal contractor exempted it from Connecticut’s Palliative Use of Marijuana Act.

The federal Drug Free Workplace Act requires federal contractors to maintain drug-free workplaces, but that doesn’t mean they’re prohibited from hiring someone who uses drugs like marijuana outside of the workplace,...

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