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Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace: Marijuana and Other Considerations

Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace: Marijuana and Other Considerations from an Alabama Attorney

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Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace: Marijuana and Other Considerations from an Alabama Attorney

Live Webinar:Tuesday, November 13, 2018

2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Central / 11:00 p.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern


WEBINAR SNAPSHOT: Learn how to navigate clients through drug and alcohol abuse in the workplace while avoiding FMLA and ADA complications in Alabama.



The question of whether employers can require employees and prospective employees to submit to drug and alcohol testing has continued to evolve. The use of medical marijuana and the potential for the legalization of recreational marijuana has complicated matters further.

There are methods for identifying and responding to substance abuse in the workplace, but employers need to be aware of legal implications under the Family Medical Leave Act, the American with Disabilities Act, and other employment laws.

This webinar will address current issues such as firing and disciplining medical marijuana users and implementing solid drug and alcohol policies. Ms. Plain will provide guidance on mitigating workplace risks and the sensitive legal issues they can raise.

Join us for this one-hour webinar covering: 

  • Accommodating Medical Marijuana Users: Do Employers Have to? 
  • Drug Testing Considerations for Current and Prospective Employees 
  • Firing and Disciplining Medical Marijuana Users: Current Legal Perspectives 
  • Creating Drug and Alcohol Policies That Leave no Room for Interpretation 

About Your Presenter

Gerri L. Plain is a partner with the Huntsville law firm of Gaines Gault Hendrix, PC. She practices in the areas of labor and employment law and civil litigation, including automobile litigation, employment litigation and insurance defense. Ms. Plain routinely provides advice and counsel to employers on employee handbooks, policies, leave time, hiring practices, discipline, and separation of employment. She earned her B.A. degree at the University of South Carolina-Upstate, her M.S. degree at Southern Wesleyan University, and her J.D. degree, cum laude, at Cumberland School of Law. Ms. Plain is a member of the Huntsville Madison County Bar Association and serves on the Alabama Bar Pro Bono Task Force. 

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