Drug Testing in the Workplace Article Review by Writing Specialists

Drug Testing in the Workplace
A review of an article written by Michael Cranford called "Drug Testing and the Right to Privacy: Arguing the Ethics of Workplace Drug Testing."
# 92284 | 1,289 words | 1 source | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Feb 18, 2007 in Business (Companies) , Business (Administration) , Law (General) , Ethics (General)


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Description:

This paper discusses issues related in an article written by Michael Cranford called "Drug Testing and the Right to Privacy: Arguing the Ethics of Workplace Drug Testing." The paper suggests that employers have two grounds on which to test employees - ethical (in case the employee becomes injured at work) and legal (the test does not infringe on privacy and drug use is costing the company money). The paper discusses these contentions in more detail.

Table of Contents:
One: The Problem
Two: The Issues Related To The Problem Addressed By The Article Three: The Implications Of The Article To All Parties And Society Ramifications If The Problem Is Not Addressed
Tangible Benefits Of Resolving The Problem
Four: Solutions Provided By The Article

From the Paper:

"If the worker is indeed found to be taking drugs that impair performance, the fact that the company now knows about the drug abuse allows the company to provide "employer-sponsored counseling and rehabilitative measures" (although Cranford doesn't say how many companies would provide rehab versus simply firing the person). So, if there were no drug tests, the employee who is addicted, for example, would have continued using drugs had the test not caught the use and allowed the employer to help the user kick the habit. And moreover, knowing the worker is proven through verifiable testing to be a drug user protects the company from "wrongful termination litigation," if indeed the worker is fired and makes a claim against the company firing him or her."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Cranford, Michael. "Drug Testing and the right to privacy: Arguing the ethics of workplace Drug testing." Journal of Business Ethics. 17.16 (1998): 1805-1816.

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APA Format

Drug Testing in the Workplace (2007, February 18) Retrieved October 21, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/article-review/drug-testing-in-the-workplace-92284/

MLA Format

"Drug Testing in the Workplace" 18 February 2007. Web. 21 October. 2020. <https://www.academon.com/article-review/drug-testing-in-the-workplace-92284/>

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