California Supreme Court Answers Question—Are Employers Required to Accommodate Medical Marijuana Use?/ Williams Kastner Labor & Employment Advisor


On January 24, 2008, the California Supreme Court in Ross v. Ragingwire Telecommunications, Inc. answered the question of whether it was unlawful for an employer to

fire or refuse to hire a person who used marijuana to treat chronic back pain as allowed by

California’s Compassionate Use Act of 1996 and who failed its pre-employment drug test because of that use.

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