An employee’s use of intoxicants, like marijuana, can adversely affect the work environment by:
- compromising the ability of employees to perform their job duties;
- threatening the health and safety of the employee and his or her co-workers; and
- undermining the employer’s reputation.
It is no surprise, then, that employees who are found to be under the influence at work often face discipline.
Yet, the rise of marijuana as a treatment for disabling medical conditions (such as epilepsy, chronic pain or post-traumatic stress disorder) has caused this once relatively “clear” issue to become more complex.
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