|Posted:||April 20, 2021 11:42 AM|
|From:||Representative Christopher M. Rabb|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Employee Protections for Medical Cannabis Patients|
Pennsylvania employees who are medical cannabis patients should not feel threatened in the workplace. Yet too often these employees fear losing their job or facing harassment when they fail a workplace drug test because they are under a doctor’s care. It is time to support these individuals.
My legislation will provide protections for employees failing a drug test due to their use of medical cannabis as a qualified patient. Employers would be forbidden from discharging, threatening, refusing to hire, or otherwise discriminating against such employees. Employees alleging employer violation under the act would be provided the right to bring civil action against their employer.
We have a duty to protect Pennsylvania workers. We need to ensure that patients are not penalized for following a doctor’s plan for care. I ask you to join me in co-sponsoring this important legislation.