Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Wal-Mart sued for firing employee who was Michigan medical marijuana patient

Wal-Mart is being sued in Michigan by a cancer survivor who is a Michigan-licensed medical marijuana patient who they fired after a positive result in a drug test, according to the Detroit Free Press.
The Battle Creek Enquirer has a better story.

Joseph Casias, 30, who has survived sinus cancer but has an inoperable brain tumor, was fired after he was given a drug test in November 2009 after he twisted his knee at work. In 2008, Casias was one to two employess named, "Associate of the Year" out of 400 employees at the store.

Wal-Mart contends that it had to fire Casias for safety reasons.

Casias is being represented by the American Civil Liberties Union.

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