This blew me away.
One of the lift truck operators came to work smelling of alcohol last week (a frequent occurrence).
She was suspended and sent for a blood test. The results were positive, but since the level wasn’t at .08 (the legally drunk level), we can’t fire her or force her into treatment. All we can do is disqualify her from her position if it happens again.
But get this – if she had been stone cold sober but tested positive for marijuana (which stays in the system for what? 30 days?), then our attorney says we could have fired her.
Who makes up these laws?