How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Ask an Employment Lawyer

Tina
Tina, Lawyer
Category: General
Satisfied Customers: 8091
Experience:  JD, BBA, recognized by ABA for excellence.
4460311
Type Your Employment Law Question Here...
characters left:
2 Employment Lawyers are Online Now

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • I must thank you all for such a positive and knowledgeable Expert in your Employment Law category. She has provided much relief and answers for me in the midst of dealing with a case. I am totally pleased with her customer service and care. Mildred Washington, DC
< Last | Next >
  • I must thank you all for such a positive and knowledgeable Expert in your Employment Law category. She has provided much relief and answers for me in the midst of dealing with a case. I am totally pleased with her customer service and care. Mildred Washington, DC
  • Excellent direction from Socrateaser to help me preserve and pursue my rights as a proud American who has become unemployed in this messed-up economic downfall. Thank you Happy Customer Denver, CO
  • Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises! Gary B. Edmond, OK
  • My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer. Eric Redwood City, CA
  • I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight. Michael Wichita, KS
  • PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent. Three H. Houston, TX
  • Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!! Elaine Atlanta, GA
 
 
 

Drugs in the Workplace

In today’s world and society, drug issues seem to be cropping up in many situations. Often drugs are in the workforce in one way or another. Many of the legal questions that arise typically pertain to Drugs in the Workplace. They can range from drug and alcohol abuse in the workplace, workplace drug abuse, and what is the definition of under the influence of drugs. When faced with questions like these people may turn to Experts on JustAnswer for insights and solutions for their problems and questions. Listed below are five of the top Drugs in the workplace questions that have been answered by the Experts.

If someone was fired because they were accused of selling and using drugs, even though they passed drug tests, and when searched there was no drugs on their person, and their employer posted untrue facts on the internet, is there any legal recourse?

The individual can sue their boss for false accusations. This situation would be known as a form of defamation since the company has blamed the individual of these criminal acts. As part of the individual’s claim towards the company the individual needs to request an order to make anyone that was putting the false statements up to take them down.

If someone tested positive on drug test for marijuana, was terminated from their job, but told by their employer that they could go through a drug program and wait 6 months and be rehired, completed those steps but was not rehired, is there any legal course of action they could take?

The individual can’t do anything about the company’s decision. It is up to the company if they want to rehire them. Just because the company told the individual that they would hire them back does not mean that they have to.

If one were expecting a positive marijuana result on a workplace screening, should they quit the job before the results return?

Depending on if the employee is sure that they are going to be fired if their drug test comes back positive for any type of legal substance. If the individual knows for a fact that they are positive then the employee could quit their job before the company fires them for misconduct. However, often companies have policies in place for immediate termination for drugs in the workplace, but many have policies to help an employee overcome drug use by sending them to counseling.

If someone admitted to smoking pot while off work. Can the individual still be fired without being tested?

If the individual is an at-will employee, the individual can be fired at any given time regardless of drugs in the workplace. Many employers state in their company manuals the rules and regulations regarding drugs at work or the use of drugs while being employed for the company, it is a good idea to read the policy and procedure set forth by the employer to understand what implications drugs can be regarding employment.

If someone was accused of dealing drugs at work, but then the investigation found that the accusations were false, if the employer does not reprimand the person that started this rumor, is there action that the employee can take to make sure this does not happen again?

The employee could contact a local attorney to draft a demand letter to the accuser demanding that they retract their false statement against you or be the subject of a civil lawsuit for defamation and possibly other legal action. Since there has been an investigation and the allegations deemed unfounded, that could aid you in proving the statement was false and seek damages for any injury to your reputation.

Drugs in the Workplace can often be an issue for the employer and the employee, and can often bring up a range are very diverse questions that can span one question after another. If you or someone you know have questions regarding drugs in the workplace, or are under the influence of drugs at work, ask the Experts for fast answers to your toughest questions.

Ask an Employment Lawyer

Tina
Tina, Lawyer
Category: General
Satisfied Customers: 8091
Experience:  JD, BBA, recognized by ABA for excellence.
4460311
Type Your Employment Law Question Here...
characters left:
2 Employment Lawyers are Online Now

How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Employment Lawyers are online & ready to help you now

Tina
Lawyer
Satisfied Customers: 7759
JD, BBA, recognized by ABA for excellence.
Marsha411JD
Lawyer
Satisfied Customers: 10539
Licensed Attorney with 27 yrs. exp in Employment Law
Infolawyer
Lawyer
Satisfied Customers: 9785
Licensed attorney helping employers and employees.

Recent Drug Questions

  • I am an on site service technician. I have been working at

    I am an on site service technician. I have been working at the customers site for 12 years along with others. The political environment is less than admirable. Recently the customer made false and damaging accusations about another technician in a customer service survey. Is the customer breaking the law by defamation of character? Also, the manager who signed the survey said he did not write it. He said he would had wrote it differently. He said his manager actually wrote it. Some of the accusations were never mentioned to the technition prior to the survey being sent.

  • My son is 17 and works at a local starbucks in East Hampton,

    My son is 17 and works at a local starbucks in East Hampton, NY. He attends school and is on the wrestling team. When he gave his manager his wrestling schedule which has just started, she told him that he may have to quit because if someone else has asked for that time off, he will be scheduled to work. He has practice 6 days a week and many after school matches and a few tournaments. My question is, because he is a 17 year old student, involved in a school activity, does the employer have the right to tell him to quit his sport or be fired? He also sometimes only works 13-20 hours a week currently and there are about 15 Employees in this location.
  • The banking firm I have worked at for 9 years is cutting my

    The banking firm I have worked at for 9 years is cutting my hours to less than 30 hours a week due to Obamacare. I have averaged over 35 hour a week for more than 4 years now. Is there anything I can do to stop them from cutting my hours?
< Last | Next >
View More Employment Law Questions