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Oregon April 2010 Medical Marijuana in the Workplace Case

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The Media Release says “Cases decided April 15, 2010.” The case itself says “Filed April 14, 2010.” Both are referring to this case:

Emerald Steel Fabricators, Inc., v. Bureau of Labor and Industries, (BOLI 3004) (CA A130422) (SC S056265)

From the April 15, 2010, Media Release:

Excerpt: “On review from the decision of the Court of Appeals on judicial review of the revised order on reconsideration of the Bureau of Labor and Industries. The decision of the Court of Appeals and the revised order on reconsideration of the Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and Industries are reversed. Opinion of the Court by Justice Rives Kistler. Justice Martha Walters filed a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Robert D. Durham joined.

The Oregon Supreme Court held that Oregon’s employment discrimination laws do not require an employer to accommodate an employee’s use of medical marijuana if the employee is currently engaged in the use of that drug and the employer takes an adverse employment action against the employee because of that use….” (Link to Media Release.)

(Link to full text of case.)