Monthly Archives: March 2011

Medical Marijuana in the Workplace: What Lawyers Are Saying

“Medical-marijuana laws present employers with a unique dilemma regarding how they handle employees or applicants who test positive for illegal drug use as compared to how they handle persons who test positive for prescribed painkillers or other drugs. Given the status of medical marijuana, employers in various industries who conduct drug and alcohol tests may… Read more »

Who is Liable? Workplace Discrimination, Cat’s Paw Theory, and SCOTUS

“On March 1, 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court held that an employer may be liable for the discriminatory motives of a supervisor who influences but does not make the ultimate employment decision. The Court’s ruling will impact employment discrimination claims where multiple individuals are claimed to have made, caused, or influenced the ultimate employment decision…”… Read more »