Colorado Supreme Court affirms employers’ ability to maintain a drug-free workplace


By Erin Lamb

Special to The SUN

The Colorado Supreme Court unanimously affirmed the Colorado Court of Appeals’ decision in Coats versus Dish Network, a lawsuit challenging an employer’s decision to terminate an employee for testing positive for marijuana during a random workplace drug screening.

The Colorado attorney general’s office participated in argument and briefing as a friend-of-the-court, explaining the critical importance of workplace drug policies for employers in the state.

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