Streator, IL asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law for Illinois

Q: In illinois can a potential employer not hire you for failing a urine test for thc on premeployment drug test

The job is non-federal non-state and non-union.

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Dan Nold
Dan Nold
  • Crystal Lake, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Private employers have a lot more leeway with things like this. Unfortunately, weed smokers are not a protected class when it comes to discrimination. And employers have the right to decide, as long as they are not using discriminatory practices, on how to hire their employees. Maybe the employer's insurance company requires them to maintain insurance of some kind. Maybe he's a big believer in D.A.R.E.

Short answer is yes.

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