Complete Labor Law Poster for $24.95
from, includes
State, Federal, & OSHA posting requirements


No announcement yet.

Can Someone Be Fired for Using Drugs the Boss Provided?

This topic is closed.
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Can Someone Be Fired for Using Drugs the Boss Provided?

    The following scenario takes place in California:

    Would it be considered wrongful termination to fire an employee for using drugs (speed) that were being given to her by her boss as an incentive to work weekends and come in early or stay late? The employee told another manager what was happening, and that manager told the President of the Company. An investigation was conducted, and both the supervisor and the employee were fired. The employee admitted to using the drugs her boss gave her while at work. The employee had worked for the company for almost three years, always got good reviews, and was even promoted and given a raise about 10 months before she got fired.

    Isn't the employee protected under whistleblowers law? And what's the statute of limitations to file a wrongful termination in a case like this. The company is a Fortune 100, very high profile organization and would not want any negative publicity.


  • #2
    Yes, an employee can be fired for taking drugs offered by the boss. I'm happy to hear that the boss was terminated as well.

    SInce the whistle blowing was to the company and not an outside agency, I don't think it offers that protection.


    The forum is intended for informational use only and should not be relied upon and is not a substitute for legal advice. The information contained on are opinions and suggestions of members and is not a representation of the opinions of does not warrant or vouch for the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any postings or the qualifications of any person responding. Please consult a legal expert or seek the services of an attorney in your area for more accuracy on your specific situation.