Urge Colorado Supreme Court to Allow Employers to Terminate Employees
for Off-Duty Marijuana Use
Appearing on behalf of the Colorado Mining Association, Ryley Carlock & Applewhite Attorneys Mike Moberly and Charitie Hartsig recently filed an amicus (or "friend-of-the court") brief arguing that employers, and particularly those in safety-sensitive industries, should be permitted to discharge employees for off-duty marijuana use despite the provisions of Colorado law authorizing use of the drug for medical purposes.
The brief urges the Colorado Supreme Court to uphold the Colorado Court of Appeals' ruling in Coats v. Dish Network, which ruled in favor of the employer in a case involving the termination of a medical marijuana user who failed a workplace drug test.
Among the arguments advanced in the brief were the following:
Read the AMENDED BRIEF OF AMICUS CURIAE FOR THE COLORADO MINING ASSOCIATION here.
For more information, contact Mike Moberly (firstname.lastname@example.org | 602.440.4821) or Charitie Hartsig (email@example.com | 602.440.4898).