Colo. High Court To Decide Medical Marijuana Firing Suit

Law360, New York (January 28, 2014, 3:16 PM EST) -- The Colorado Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether a state law barring employers for firing employees for engaging in lawful conduct while off duty covers workers who use medical marijuana.

The court accepted an appeal from former Dish Network LLC customer service representative Brandon Coats, a quadriplegic who is licensed by the state to use medical marijuana, who was fired after he tested positive for marijuana, in violation of the company's drug policy.

In April, an appeals court upheld the dismissal of Coats' claim...
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