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JAMES M. EZACK, Plaintiff - Appellant
vs.
NUTRASWEET COMPANY, Defendant - Appellee.


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Issues:
Policy and procedure, at-will employment, random drug test, refusal.
 
Case Summary:
James Ezack appeals his dismissal from his position with the Nutrasweet company for refusing to submit to a random drug test. The company contends the drug screening was in line with its drug-free workplace policy. Ezack argues the company's employee handbook constituted a contract between the two parties.
 
Decision of lower jurisdiction:
The U. S. District Court, Eastern District, of Michigan, Northern Division, ruled that Ezack was an at-will employee and could be discarded at Nutrasweet's discretion. Ezack now appeals.
 
Outcome:
Ezack loses. The U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, affirmed the district court's ruling.