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NASA’s Employment Questionnaire Waiver May Violate Employees’ Privacy Rights

Nelson v. NASA, 512 F.3d 1134 (9th Cir. 2008) NASA began requiring plaintiffs (long-time, “low-risk” contract employees of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory) to undergo a National Agency Check with Inquiries (“NACI”), which includes, among other things, a request for background information, the names of three references and disclosure of any illegal drug use within the … Continue Reading

Marijuana Compassionate Use Act Did Not Protect Employee From Termination

Ross v. Ragingwire Telecommunications, Inc., 42 Cal. 4th 920 (2008) In accordance with the Compassionate Use Act of 1996 (Proposition 215), Gary Ross had a physician’s recommendation to use marijuana for his chronic back pain. Ragingwire offered Ross a job as a lead systems administrator subject to his passing a drug test, which he failed … Continue Reading
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