Cannabis Ruling Guides Pa. Employers On Bias Claims

By Ruth Rauls and Matthew Smith (November 15, 2021, 2:01 PM EST) -- Over the last two years, Pennsylvania state and federal courts have issued a handful of decisions clarifying employee rights for medical marijuana patients in the commonwealth.

Still, few courts have addressed the requirements for a wrongful termination or discrimination claim under the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Act, or PMMA.[1] 

In Reynolds v. Willert Manufacturing Co.,[2] the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania recently provided that guidance and laid out the standard for a claim under the PMMA.

The court applied a "but for" test in granting an employer's motion for summary judgment on an employee's claim for wrongful termination...

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