Your Boss Doesn’t Decide If You Can Use Medical Marijuana; Your Doctor Does.
More and more people across the state are experiencing the benefits of medical marijuana use. Unfortunately, the stigma still exists, and many employers wrongly believe that they have the right to fire an employee who tests positive for marijuana use, even if that use is completely legal and for medical purposes. You should not live in fear that your legitimate medical treatment is grounds for termination.
My name is William P. Mansour, and welcome to Mansour Law, LLC. I have spent my career working on behalf of hard-working Pennsylvania residents like you. I have seen the ways employers deny their employees their rights, and I know how they struggle to keep up with the times. Their inability to see past their prejudices is not something you should pay for. Call my office at 610-936-6863, and we can discuss your situation.
Understanding The Ways Medical Marijuana Impacts The Workplace
Because medical marijuana use is legal, there are some things you should know about how it affects your job. First and foremost, your boss cannot fire you simply because you have a marijuana prescription; nor can they fire you if you test positive for marijuana use while you have a prescription. There are limits, however. You may face workplace penalties if:
- You test positive for drugs other than marijuana
- You bring marijuana onto work property
- You are high while working
- You face serious marijuana-related criminal charges like drugged driving
If your employer is holding your status as a medical marijuana patient against you, this may violate your rights.
I Think It Is Time That We Talked
You are more than an employee and more than a case; you are a real person who is facing real challenges. I am proud to make sure that you have access to all the tools you need and the reliable advice you deserve. Contact my Allentown office at 610-936-6863 or online to schedule an appointment.