Did you get charged with medicinal marijuana? Check out these 3 medical marijuana tips for guidance, then call our Florida lawyers today.
Available Legal Protection If You’re Fired for Medical Marijuana Use
We had a client in the Tampa area call us recently about the fact that he was fired for what he believed was his medical marijuana usage. He asked us if he had a case. It depends. It’s very fact intensive, and this is a developing area of the law.
We’ve been practicing in disability discrimination cases for many years. The question as to whether medical marijuana usage falls into disability discrimination in the context of being fired is definitely an area that needs to be investigated. If you feel that you have been wrongfully terminated as a result of lawfully prescribed marijuana, give us a call at our Lutz office.
Informing Your Employer About Your Medical Marijuana Use
We had a client who called us in Tampa, and he asked a great question: Do I have to notify my employer of the fact that I have a medical marijuana card? I told him yes. Just like anything, you want to be candid. What the employer decides to do you don’t have control over. It certainly is going to behoove you to let the employer know as soon as possible, even if that means at the interview stage.
How they’re going to handle it is going to be up to them. How you handle it and what you’re in control of you need to deal with in a credible manner. If you don’t tell them that you have it and circumstances come up where you have to drive a vehicle and you can’t drive it because you’re on medical marijuana, it could become an issue. You need to let your employer know as soon as possible. Give us a call if you have any questions regarding your medical marijuana disability discrimination case.
Choosing The Right Medical Marijuana Discrimination Lawyer
We had a client ask us in Tampa recently how to choose the right attorney to handle a medical marijuana discrimination case. The answer to that falls in the same area as it does for any case. You need someone that’s going to communicate with you. It starts at the initial consultation. You want to lawyer to address adequately the questions you have and present you with an evaluation of your claim.
It’s almost impossible to fully evaluate your case at the initial consultation. With regard to these types of cases (discrimination based on disability because of medical marijuana usage), this is a developing area of law. You need an attorney that’s going to communicate well with you and that handles disability discrimination cases. Give us a call at our Tampa office.
Do you or a loved one feel discriminated against because of your medical condition and have questions about these 3 medical marijuana tips? Contact experienced Florida medical marijuana discrimination lawyers at Serrano Law today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
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