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I was terminated after myself & another employee was accused

Hi, I was terminated after myself & another employee was accused of passing pills. What the employee gave me was 4 pieces of trident gum. We were reported to HR & the plant manager. We were not allowed to offer any explanation, we were guilty automatically. Asked to submit to a drug test @ a outside facility. We both showed up with marijuana in our system. There isuch more yo this story, before and after.

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Patrick, Esq.

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I work in a refinery in California. The company I work for

I work in a refinery in California.The company I work for is a safety sensitive workplace that follows the Federal DOT guidelines in regards ***** ***** testing.Now in California, marijuana is now legal for recreational use, although it is still against federal law.Can my workplace still stop employees from using marijuana while not at or in the workplace?I would think that people in the states where marijuana is legal for recreational use would be able to use it on their own time and off work, as it would be no different than drinking a beer while not at work.Federal DOT guidelines allow a certain percentage of alcohol to be in your system, 0.04, with no punishment. Could I attempt or have any legal rights to push that my employer treat marijuana as they do alcohol?To allow a certain percentage to be in your system, and to change their testing method to a mouth swab to be able to see the percentage of THC in your system?Is there any legal leverage for employees. that could make the rules/regulations different for the states that have legalized marijuana?

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Phillips Esq.

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To start off I was put in jail for possession of marijuana

Hello there. To start off I was put in jail for possession of marijuana and a DWUI of marijuana. I did my time that I was sentenced and had missed 5 days of work which I did inform work that I wasn't going to be able to go in. Now I'm on a suspension pending termination due to violating company policy. I was not on company property or even in town that I live in. This is my first offense. I did find out another employee had been asserted and charge with being under the influence of marijuana. My company didn't suspension or anything to the other employee who miss a day of work. I guess my question is that can corporate companies pick and choose what they do to employees who violated the same policies and if not what can I do?

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RobertJDFL

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I was employed by a small private Home Care business is

I was employed by a small private Home Care business is Phoenix AZ. That company was purchased by a corporate business based in Oregon. I was given the title of Office Manager and became their employee on 5/16/16. In the following weeks, I completed forms for a background check and was given a drug screen form. I told my boss that I had a license in the State of Arizona for medical marijuana and that I would test positive for that drug. The screen results came back positive for marijuana. My boss told me everything was fine and she realized I should not have been given the drug screen, as the position of Office Manager did not require a drug screen. On October 18,2016 by boss told me they wanted to change my position to one that requires a negative drug screen result, could I please stop my medication and retest. I explained I was willing to do that and I would do a home test first to insure a negative result. I also stated that it could be 4-6 weeks before my body would be clear, and possibly longer. Yesterday, one of my co-workers asked if I had stopped using marijuana. Then I discovered that my boss had casually mentioned my health situation to three other co-workers. I feel this is in violation of my health information. I called my boss and asked if she had told these coworkers. She admitted that she had. When asked why, she said they were probably in meetings and overheard the talk. Are employers allowed to discuss private health information to other employees?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: I work in the state of Arizona and the corporation is based in Oregon.JA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: I am full time and I don't know what "at will" means.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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Law Educator, Esq.

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I had an OVI last year. My employer did know about the

I had an OVI last year. My employer did know about the charges and probation and I am still employed there. I am an Information technology worker, and I was in a group lunch meeting yesterday and a consultant colleague brought up drunk driving out of the blue. (This guy does not like me)I believe the consultant's friend, a manager in the department, disclosed the information to others. There are several consultants who work with our group and these consultants go to dinner and wine and dine this manager. There is a Iot of drinking at these dinners, and it's been going on for 10 years or more.My question is whether or not I should report this to Human Resources.

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RobertJDFL

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I was terminated from my job because a person said i smelled

hi, I was terminated from my job because a person said i smelled like marijuana. I was not tested or even asked if this was true by my employer. Is that right?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Colorado, DenverJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: I don't know, I went to work and my supervisor said I was fired.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Can I be fired because a person says they smell marijuana on me?

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Ely

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What can I do about my General Manager folling me on my 30

What can I do about my General Manager folling me on my 30 minute break off the employer's Property?I was on way to the shell gas station to purchase something to eat for lunch and on my way there I decided to smoke a non marijuana product containing 0.00% THC but it has an odor like marijuana and my Supervisor smelled the product so he treminated my enployment at the company because He felt that I was consuming a Marijuana product.I took the product along with label to him and therefore be still terminated my employment.Do I have a case against this employer?

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I work for an airline. In a random TSA back ground check the

I work for an airline. In a random TSA back ground check the saw that i had been charged with a felony. possession. Uopn looking at the 28 crimes act. Its states possession with the attempt to distribute. 2 different charges. Can i still keep my jobJA: What state is this in? And can you tell me a little more about the charge?Customer: My charge was in Texas. The police came to my house and found my boyfriends marijuana. He threw me under the bus and I was charged with possession. I pled guilty, the judge threw it out and was deferred. I was never chargedJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: by whomJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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What panel drug test do I have to take at a nuclear plant?

What panel drug test do they make you take at a nuclear plant in GA? Do they test for Soboxine? This is for employment.

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Law Educator, Esq.

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