Illinois lawmakers push for prohibiting employers from firing workers for smoking weed
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Marijuana is legal, but your boss can still fire you.
That might change, though, if some Illinois lawmakers have their way.
The Illinois Senate is considering a law that would prohibit employers from firing workers who test positive for trace amounts of marijuana.
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Federal workers would still have to follow federal law, which prohibits marijuana use — and people in the medical field, law enforcement and people who work with dangerous machinery would not be covered.
Currently, 18 states allow recreational marijuana use.