Abingdon, MD asked in Government Contracts, Contracts and Employment Law for Maryland

Q: I have 2 questions actually about 2 different incidents. First I was fired from Old Federal Tool Company because i had

because i had court for myself one day for personal matters and then the following week I had to go to court because I was summoned as a Witness and the court document said I could be arrested if I did not show . I had no choice and showed my employer all paperwork beforehand and he was okay with it . But apparently since I did not show up after court that day he fired me. However I did not finish from court until past/after the shops closing time. I had no control of this situation .

Then was hired on at Plasticoid who I was told has a federal contract to make their products. Well i was hired and took drug test and they started me full time .A month later the drug test results came back and was positive for THC. They said i would be allowed to stay and work for them as long as I entered into a CARF affiliated rehabilitation program. I was already enrolled in a CARF program but then they wouldn’t accept that even though I they had all info and contacts they needed to keep on

1 Lawyer Answer
Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley
  • Rockville, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: You are an employee at will, meaning you can be fired at any time for any reason other than for a Constitutionally protected reason (your race, religion, sex, etc.).

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