Application of Legal and Ethical Obligations in the Employment Relationship

Resource: Application of Legal and Ethical Obligations in the Employment Relationship, and the SHRM articles in the readings

Research the Internet and University Library for information on medical marijuana laws and drug testing in the workplace.

Design a company policy and procedure for how drug and alcohol testing will be handled by the company being sure to include all measures and steps that will be taken.

Include information related to pre-employment testing and what happens in the event of adverse results.

Explain whether or not the company follows federal law or respects state law in requiring any such testing. There is no word count restriction for this policy and procedure.

Discuss the case scenario in a written report and all its applicable topics being sure to include the following:

  • Whether or not the woman has a valid claim. Support your position using laws or statutes, including any legal cases on the matter.
  • Whether or not the company has a valid defense. Support your position using law or statutes, including any legal cases on the matter.
  • The legal and ethical merits of a company allegedly having a zero-tolerance policy, but not giving it to an employee in writing. What legal issues does this present?
  • The significance of an employee handbook and whether or not it can be construed as a legal contract between employer and employee.
  • Whether or not the employment-at-will doctrine takes precedence despite other laws in effect.
  • Cite a minimum of two federal laws and one state law, in addition to other sources required for this assignment that apply to this case scenario being sure to cite them correctly in the body of your paper as well as the References page.
  • Recommend and describe a conflict resolution process as a solution to handle the matter, hoping to avoid a lawsuit.

Write a 1,350-1,500 word report in the third person voice, exclusive of the policy.

Use headings to appropriately signal the topics and keep your document organized.

materials:Plase use this articles also.

Mass.: First Workplace Medical Marijuana Lawsuit Filed

Marijuana in the Workplace: A Hazy Issue for Employers

Consider Pros and Cons of Drug and Alohol Testing