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I got fired over nicotine

Anonymous
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I switched to ecigs a few months back to get away from cigs. I really enjoy it but still havent gotten all the way off nicotine

Well last week they did a drug and nicotine test. I was clear on everything besides the nicotine. This is the first time they have ever tested against it and the official company policy just says that you can not smoke on the property (which I have never done). 

I am just shocked. There was no indication before now that they would test and fire. Even one of my managers got fired over it. 

ETA: I live in what they call an "at will" state. An employer can fire you "at will" even if there is not an official policy on it. It doesnt count as a wrongful termination 

Posted by Anonymous on May. 18, 2014 at 7:48 PM
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Flylady14
by Bronze Member on May. 18, 2014 at 7:51 PM

Did they send a memo about the change? 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on May. 18, 2014 at 7:51 PM
I guess you'll have to smoke weed instead then.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on May. 18, 2014 at 7:52 PM

Nope. I am not even sure they are making an official change of policy 

Quoting Flylady14:

Did they send a memo about the change? 


fairymom82
by Gold Member on May. 18, 2014 at 7:52 PM
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If you didn't smoke on property and they have no actual proof of breaching company policy, fight the termination .
hautemama83
by Emerald Member on May. 18, 2014 at 7:53 PM
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File for wrongful termination.
Kikrox
by Bronze Member on May. 18, 2014 at 7:53 PM
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That is considered a drug.

Quoting Anonymous: I guess you'll have to smoke weed instead then.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on May. 18, 2014 at 7:54 PM

A coworker of mine looked into it. They do not have to have an offical policy because we are in what they call an "at will" state. 

Quoting fairymom82: If you didn't smoke on property and they have no actual proof of breaching company policy, fight the termination .


Maks1mommy
by Emerald Member on May. 18, 2014 at 7:55 PM
That illegal. Isn't it? If not it should be. How messed up.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on May. 18, 2014 at 7:55 PM

fight it

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on May. 18, 2014 at 7:55 PM

I can't. I live in an at will state and they dont need an official policy to terminate over it 

Quoting hautemama83: File for wrongful termination.


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