The Connecticut Department of Labor has provided important information about cannabis use for employers and employees.
Employees should also check with their employers to understand their workplace policies related to cannabis use.
Here are some common questions about cannabis and the workplace for employers and employees:
- How does the difference between state and federal law affect employers?
- Does an employer have to provide a reasonable accommodation on the job for an employee who uses cannabis?
- Can an employer or potential employer ask you if you use cannabis?
- Can an employer require an employee to refrain from consuming cannabis during off-duty hours?
- If a person believes that their rights under the law have been violated by their employer, what can they do?
- Is there a testing standard for levels of cannabis like there is for blood alcohol levels?
- How does an employer determine if cannabis is causing impairment on the job?
- May an employer take an adverse action against an employee who the employer reasonably believes is impaired or under the influence at the workplace?
- Can a potential employer refuse to hire a prospective employee because of a positive cannabis test?
- May an employee ingest cannabis on the employer's premises?
- May an employee possess cannabis on the employer's premises?
- What is the role of the Connecticut Labor Department in investigating alleged violations of RERACA?