Workplace Drug Testing Persuasive Essay by write123

Workplace Drug Testing
Argues in favor of random workplace drug testing.
# 106831 | 1,005 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Aug 14, 2008 in Business (Human Resources) , Medical and Health (Drugs)

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This paper explains that, because employee performance is directly related to productivity, organizations have the right to introduce drug testing to find out if drugs are a cause of an employee's poor performance. The author points out that, if employees are chosen for testing by some specific method, they can easily test negative on that particular day because they can avoid their regular drug use for a week or so before the test. The paper stresses that billions of dollars are lost yearly because of employee drug use.

From the Paper:

"The workplace is an environment where people from many different places gather and want to work in a stimulating environment. If the place has no policy on dug use, the employees would not take the workplace or anti-drug lectures seriously. Employers should have a proper anti-drug policy because stern lectures or warnings are never as effective as a clearly written policy."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Warner, David, The war on drugs wants you. (every company needs a policy against drug abuse) (includes related article with sources to aid employees). Vol. 84, Nation's Business, 02-01-1996, pp 54(2)
  • Hildebrand, Karen, Drug testing dos and don'ts.. Vol. 25, Colorado Business Magazine, 02-01-1998, pp 48(2)
  • Hartwell, Tyler D. Prevalence of drug testing in the workplace, Monthly Labor Review; 11-01-1996
  • QUEST DIAGNOSTICS' DRUG TESTING INDEX: Retrieved online 3rd April, 2008

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