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Employee’s Request to Revise Drug Policy to Address CBD Use Was Not a Reasonable Accommodation

The lawsuit, Hamric v. City of Murfreesboro, in which the plaintiff claimed her employer should have changed its drug policy to allow CBD use, has been dismissed. The position for which Hamric was hired – a cultural arts program specialist – subjected her to pre-employment drug testing, for cause testing, random testing and testing for promotions into safety-sensitive positions. Hamric disclosed that she was using CBD to treat anxiety, chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia, however, she failed a required drug test when she was recommended for a promotion. She resigned before she was terminated and later filed suit, alleging she was discriminated against on the basis of her disability in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as the Tennessee Disability Act.

 

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