California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

The latest litigation trends, court decisions, & issues on California Employment Law

Tag Archives: medical marijuana

Employee’s medical marijuana use is not covered by disability laws

Posted in Best Practices For California Employers, Employee Handbooks, Wrongful Termination
An employer is not required to allow employees to use medical marijuana as a reasonable accommodation under California’s Fair Employment Housing Act (FEHA). The California Supreme Court held that it is not a violation of California law for an employer to terminate an employee who tests positive for marijuana, even though the employee was prescribed… Continue Reading

Medical Marijuana Raising New Employment Law Issues

Posted in Best Practices For California Employers, Wrongful Termination
The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday about the difficulties employers are facing when employees are found to have marijuana in their systems while at work.  The article notes employees are asking if they could use their company-provided flex spending accounts to purchase the medical marijuana.  There are many issues that will have to be resolved… Continue Reading