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Oregon lawmakers consider worker protections for off duty pot use

Oregon lawmakers consider worker protections for off duty pot use

December 17, 2018 |

Oregon lawmakers will consider making it illegal for businesses to fire employees who flunk drug tests for using marijuana off the clock, reviving a workers’ rights campaign that failed in the statehouse last year.

The Statesman Journal reports that a proposed bill would also change state law to protect job seekers who use substances like pot that are legal here.

The proposal reflects a debate over whether Oregon workers should be forced to abstain from marijuana use — which is allowed under state law but remains federally illegal — for fear of getting fired or losing an employment offer.

Oregon lawmakers consider worker protections for off duty pot use






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