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State employee fired after drug test wins reinstatement, back pay (access required)

A Chesapeake judge has reinstated with back pay a Department of Corrections captain who was fired after testing positive for marijuana. The employer ran afoul of its own drug-testing policy, according to the court’s decision on appeal from the state grievance process. An initial urinalysis that showed some dilution of the test sample might have provided probable ...