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David Morrison quoted on SHRM regarding Workplace Drug Testing

Workplace Drug Testing: Can Employers Still Screen for Marijuana?

January 21, 2020
SHRM.org

David Morrison, a principal in the firm's Litigation and Labor & Employment groups, was recently quoted in SHRM.org's article "Workplace Drug Testing: Can Employers Still Screen for Marijuana?"  The article looks at the feasiblity of employee drug testing as medical and recreational marijuana become more socially acceptable and more states are legalizing use of the drug.  Tips for employers to consider include carefully reviewing state laws, limits on pre-employment screening and focusing on reasonable suspicion.  

"'This is a complex issue that will vary by state,' said David Morrison, an attorney with Goldberg Kohn in Chicago... 'If there is reasonable suspicion that an employee is currently under the influence of marijuana, then the company should explain to the employee what has been observed,' Morrison said. 'Be sure to mention in the substance-abuse policy that the refusal to take a drug test can be grounds for termination, he added.'"  

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