New Hampshire Alcohol & Drugs laws & safety compliance analysis

New Hampshire Alcohol & Drugs: What you need to know

State Requirements

Some states have comprehensive laws that regulate or prohibit drug testing, however, New Hampshire does not have such a law.

Drug Testing
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Some states have comprehensive laws that regulate or prohibit drug testing; however, New Hampshire does not have such a law. New Hampshire employers are therefore free to implement drug-testing programs at their own discretion.

Discrimination

The New Hampshire Law Against Discrimination prohibits discrimination in employment based on certain classifications, including disability (NH Rev. Stat. Sec. 354-A:1 et seq.). "Disability" is defined as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a record of such an impairment, and being regarded as having such an impairment. The law specifically excludes the current illegal use of or addiction to a controlled substance from its protection. The law applies to employers with six or more employees.

Reasonable accommodation. Employers must provide reasonable accommodation for the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified individual with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the employer’s business. The law prohibits employers from denying employment opportunities, compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment when the denial is based on the need to make a reasonable accommodation to the physical or mental impairments of an applicant or employee (NH Rev. Stat. Sec. 354-A:7(VII)).

Medical Marijuana

Under state law, qualifying patients are entitled to use and possess medical marijuana for therapeutic purposes under state law. Qualifying patients must possess a valid registry identification card and suffer from a medical ...


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