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Firing Employee for Using Medical Marijuana Off Duty Is Not Illegal


Posted on June 17, 2015 in HR Insights for Health Care

Written by: Mark L. Sabey

On June 15, the Supreme Court of Colorado in Coats v. Dish Network ruled in a 5-1 opinion that Dish Network did not violate Colorado state law when it terminated Coats, a former employee and also a medical marijuana patient, for failing a drug test despite that the failure was caused by off-the-clock medical marijuana... READ MORE

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Medical Marijuana – Unemployment Benefits in Michigan


Posted on October 28, 2014 in HR Insights for Health Care

Written by: Jonathon A. Rabin

Michigan, like nearly half of the states in the nation, now embraces the medical use of marijuana in certain situations. Like most state medical marijuana laws, Michigan’s law (enacted by referendum) does not require accommodation of an employee who is under the influence of medical marijuana in the workplace. Yet a decision issued on... READ MORE

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Drug Testing One Employee but Not the Other – Unlawful Discrimination?


Posted on April 26, 2013 in HR Insights for Health Care

Written by: Stephen W. Lyman

Treating Employees the Same – Always Required? Employers have always been advised to treat their employees the same, and if they don’t, it can be evidence of unlawful discrimination.  This issue came up in a recent case involving an employer that required a black employee who was involved in an altercation to go for a... READ MORE

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