A former employee of Curaleaf is suing the multi-state cannabis operator alleging retaliation for speaking up during an investigation into the consumption of alcohol at one of its dispensaries.
The ex-employee filed the lawsuit March 7 in Camden County against Curaleaf, records show. The complaint alleges Curaleaf wrongfully terminated the man in November for answering truthfully during a human resources investigation into alleged drinking by employees at a Bellmawr dispensary on the day prior to the launch of the sale of recreational marijuana.
Curaleaf denies it wrongfully terminated the employee or retaliated against the employee, a spokesperson told NJ Advance Media.
An attorney for the employee declined to comment. “We are going to avoid comment at this time, and let the complaint speak for itself,” said Graham F. Baird, the plaintiff’s attorney