• Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Issues Landmark Ruling on Medical Marijuana in the Workplace
  • August 7, 2017 | Author: Kier Wachterhauser
  • Law Firm: Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP - Quincy Office
  • In a much anticipated ruling, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (“SJC”) issued a decision recognizing a potential claim for disability discrimination if an employer terminates or otherwise takes an adverse employment action against an employee who uses lawfully prescribed medicinal marijuana while off-duty. In short, this decision prohibits blanket restrictions on the off-duty use of marijuana and requires employers to engage in an interactive process to determine whether the off-duty use of lawfully prescribed medical marijuana may be a reasonable accommodation under Massachusetts anti-discrimination law, M.G.L. c. 151B.