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Monday, February 09, 2009 Skippy, Community Member, asks

Q: can my employer fire me for taking my prescribed medication?

I was fired for testing positive for my ADHD meds.

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nwichlet, Community Member
2/10/09 5:28pm

No they cannot.  I worked for state government for 15 years, and they tried to fire me, saying that my medication was interfering with my work concentration.  I told them it was not, got a note from my Dr. and then kept a daily diary of what I did every day, from the time I started work, what task I did, how long it took, until the end of my day.  They were pissed, that they could not do anything, in fact they had to make my work station user friendly, make me confortable while I was working.  They still nit-picked when they could.  Finally I put in for disability retirement, which was approved, I was so happy.  I retired at 43 yrs old, fully paid health insurance, a pension, and collect social security.  Hope this helps U.  

shantily, Community Member
6/10/10 2:26pm

I work at a homeless shelter , and I take my RX pain medicine after my shift ends when i get home. however there still in my system ( so the drug test showed I tested postive for pain meds. ) can I get fired from my job , while taking my pain meds at home, I take them at midnight and go into work at 4 pm. I work 8 hrs.  Could I be fired?  Need advice?

Tom Cody, Community Member
8/24/09 11:57pm

You should contact a lawyer.

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By Skippy, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/23/10, First Published: 02/09/09