Massachusetts State Court Rejects Medical Marijuana Suit
A former employee of Advantage Sales and Marketing LLC, Massachusetts, lost a law suit that she filed against the company for her termination after testing positive for marijuana. Even though the employee had a medical prescription for the drug, it was determined that there was no obligation on the company's part to accommodate its use. It was found, however, that the employee's privacy was violated and that the drug test was unreasonable and inappropriate, given her job duties. Companies are encouraged to ensure that their drug and alcohol testing policies comply with all applicable laws.