If the termination violates employer written disciplinary policy, then your grandson has a breach of contract claim against the employer. If your grandson was fired for his own drug use, then he would have no claim.
The problem with this sort of claim is that your son cannot recover attorney's fees. Generally, this means that unless he is very highly compensated, the cost of litigation may overwhelm his recovery. This leaves two practical options:
- Hire a lawyer and try to reach a quick settlement that provides some dough and possibly reinstatement;
- Sue for the $7,500 jurisdictional maximum in small claims court (hearing date must be at a point where plaintiff's lost wages are at least $7,500 gross, in order to claim the maximum amount permitted).
Obviously, $7,500 doesn't go far -- but, it goes farther than $0.
For an employment rights lawyer referral, see this link.
Hope this helps.
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