Rauls Comments on NJ Court Case in NJ Cannabis Media

Rauls Comments on NJ Court Case in NJ Cannabis Media
Drug Testing Case Raises Issues for NJ Employers
August 20, 2018
Marc Schwarz

Ruth Rauls, a partner in the Firm's Cannabis Law Practice, is quoted in this NJ Cannabis Media article. Ruth gives her opinion on a recent court case from the U.S. District Court in New Jersey. In the case, an employee sued his company after he was not allowed to return to his job unless he participated in breathalyzer and urine screenings. The judge ruled against the business.

"‚ĶCUMMA states that employers are not required to accommodate the use of marijuana in the workplace.  In the recent NJ district court decision, Judge Kugler noted that unless expressly provided for by statute the decriminalization of medical marijuana does not shield employees from adverse employment actions.  This language supports an analysis that unless specifically permitted, it is prohibited," said Ruth.

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