15 Jun Colorado Supreme Court to Rule on Employee’s Off the Clock Marijuana Use
The Colorado Supreme Court on Monday is expected to issue a ruling on whether businesses can fire workers who use medical marijuana when off the clock.
The decision comes nine months after the state’s highest court heard oral arguments in Brandon Coats’ case against Dish Network.
Coats, a quadriplegic man who used marijuana off-duty to control muscle spasms, was fired in 2010 by Dish after failing a random drug test.
Coats challenged Dish and its company policy, claiming that his use was legal under state law. The firing was upheld in both trial court and the Colorado Court of Appeals. [Read more at The Denver Post]
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