Philadelphia Prohibits Pre-Hire Marijuana Testing
Philadelphia’s “Prohibition on Testing for Marijuana as a Condition for Employment” takes effect on January 1, 2022. The aptly named Ordinance requires that most employers rethink their pre-employment cannabis screening policies and act swiftly to remove THC from their testing panels in advance of the new year.
The Ordinance applies to employers in Philadelphia and states that it “shall be an unlawful employment practice for an employer, labor organization, employment agency or agent thereof to require a prospective employee to submit to testing for the presence of marijuana in such prospective employee’s system as a condition of employment.” The Ordinance only affects pre-employment screening and does not address post-employment random or for-cause cannabis testing.
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