Random Drug Testing in the Workplace
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This paper discusses the various types of drug testing that employers can conduct upon their employees in the workplace, including urine tests, blood tests and hair sample tests. The paper addresses the legal issues involved and the legitimate privacy issue raised by many employees who are not drug users. The paper relates, however, that the courts have allowed it to continue and it has become a viable tool for 21st century employers.
From the Paper:"Studies show that over seventy percent of current users of illegal drugs are employed (Drug Testing, n.d.). This translates into over ten million employees using illegal drugs in the United States (Drug Testing, n.d.). Such staggering numbers mean that many see the workplace as an ideal environment in which to intervene with drug users, and in which to encourage other employees not to use drugs. Even those employers who do not see it as their goal to counsel drug users and prevent other employees from starting to use drugs often want to make sure that their workplace is drug-free. A drug-free workplace means more productive employees, less late arrivals and missed work days, and less chance of police intervention with the employee during working hours. As such, many employers today are turning to drug testing for their employees. There are several different types of drug testing being done on employees today, from urine tests to hair sample tests, and many different times the tests are being administered, usually either before employment is offered or randomly after it has begun."
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Random Drug Testing in the Workplace (2003, October 12) Retrieved January 21, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/random-drug-testing-in-the-workplace-38516/
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