The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island says it is filing a lawsuit against a major Rhode Island employer on behalf of a medical marijuana user.
The ACLU says the employer has refused to hire anyone participating in the state’s medical marijuana program.
The ACLU filed a similar lawsuit in November in Rhode Island Superior Court against a fabric company in Westerly. That suit claims the company cancelled the paid internship of a college graduate student, after discovering she was receiving medical marijuana to treat her migraine headaches.
The groups says such decisions amount to disability discrimination in violation of the Rhode Island Civil Rights Act, and violate the state’s medical marijuana law.
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