23 June 2016
Here’s the introduction to the report , you can read the full piece at the link below
Michael Hirsch, a 60-year-old prostate cancer survivor, will be reinstated to his job as a senior programmer and systems analyst for Lane County next week and given $21,550 in back pay for the six months since he was terminated.
Arbitrator Jeffrey Jacobs based his ruling on the fact that the county provided no evidence Hirsch had used marijuana at work or that his off-duty use hurt his job performance. Hirsch, hired by the county in early 2015, had received “a number of very positive messages and reviews” from supervisors, Jacobs wrote.