July 29, 2020Colorado: Pot Use is Still a Valid Ground for Termination
Brandon Coats, a quadriplegic man who used marijuana off-duty to control muscle spasms, was fired in 2010 by Dish Network after failing a random drug test. He challenged the termination, and Dish Network’s company policies, claiming that his pot use was legal under state law – and therefore, was not a valid grounds for termination. Like Texas, Colorado law allows employers to set their own policies on drug use.
July 28, 2020Muslim Woman Denied Job Over Head Scarf Wins in Supreme Court
The Supreme Court on Monday revived an employment discrimination lawsuit against Abercrombie & Fitch, which had refused to hire a Muslim woman because she wore a head scarf. The company said the scarf clashed with its dress code, which called for a “classic East Coast collegiate style.