I excepted a new job, at the interview was told there was a drug test, I stated that I would not pass from two weeks ago I smoke marijuana. Was offered the job on the spot started Monday . A week later positive drug test for marijuana and was terminated.

I was upfront with him still he gave me the job. I cant go
back to old job or get unemployment because I quit, what
are my options?

Asked on March 15, 2018 under Employment Labor Law, California


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

Unfortunately, unless you had a written employment contract for a defined or set term (like a one-year contract) which was violated like this, you have no rights in this situation. Without a written employment contract, you were an employee at will; an employee at will may be terminated at any time, for any reason whatsoever--even things the employer was previously aware of. Employees at will have essentially no rights in or to their jobs.

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