Smoking 2 joints for your back pain may get you fired

Gary Ross had a doctor’s prescription to marijuana for his chronic back pain, pursuant to the Marijuana Compassionate Use Act of 1996. In 2001, Ragingwire Telecommunications offered Ross a job as a lead systems administrator as long as he passed a drug test....

Labor violations in unregulated industries

Nannies, housecleaners, and caretakers all work in a largely unregulated industry – no contracts, timecards or other detailed records. On its face, the industry seems mutual for both employees and employers. The employees are generally flexible and willing to...

Plain Janes need not apply

A Harrah bartender named Darlene Jesperson was fired from her job in 2000 for refusing to comply with the company’s “Beverage Department Image Transformation” program which required all female beverage servers to (1) wear stockings and nail polish, (2) wear...
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