NJ employers may need to accommodate medical marijuana use

  • Wild was fired in 2016 for using medical marijuana and sued, alleging the employer violated New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination, which protects employees with disabilities from discrimination and requires accommodation.
  • The decision means that ” New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination allows employees with disabilities to sue for discrimination if their employers refuse to reasonably accommodate their need for lawful medical treatment, including medical marijuana in certain circumstances,” according to a statement emailed to HR Dive from the New Jersey Attorney General’s office, which participated in the arguments.
  • that provide employment protections for workers who take part in the state’s medical marijuana program.

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