On Thursday, the State Supreme Court ruled against “Jane Roe”, a woman in Bremerton who was fired by TeleTech because she was a medical marijuana patient. The Seattle Times explains why they had no other choice:
The plaintiff, who sued under the pseudonym Jane Roe, was pulled out of her training class after a week and fired Oct. 18, 2006, because she failed a pre-employment drug test. She had a valid medical-marijuana authorization from a doctor.
In court documents, the company said its contract with Sprint required drug testing and makes no exception for medical marijuana.
Thankfully, we have choices in cell phone providers. I’ll be contacting Sprint regarding this case, and asking why their policy makes no exception for medical marijuana. For those of you out there with Sprint coverage, here’s a page edited by Wired that gives you tips on how to get out of your cellular contract.
UPDATE: Danny Westneat has a great column about the Jane Roe at the center of this case.