Many companies test job applicants for illegal drug use as part of the employment hiring process. In addition, employees may be screened for drug and/or alcohol use, where permitted by state law.
The following is a sample company drug testing policy that details how and under what circumstances job applicants and employees may be tested for drug use.
Sample Company Drug Testing Policy
Where permitted by law, job applicants may be drug screened as part of the employment hiring process. Employees may be drug and/or alcohol tested prior to accepting a promotion, when an on-the-job accident occurs, and at any time when employed by the company for drug and/or alcohol use as a continuing condition of employment.
Types of Employee Drug Testing
- Pre-Employment Drug Testing. All applicants who are offered a job with the company will be tested for drugs as part of the post job offer employment screening process.
- Random Drug Testing. Employees may be selected at random for drug testing at any time.
- For Cause Drug Tests. Employees may be required to submit to a drug test if the company believes an employee may be under the influence of drugs or alcohol on the job, if unexcused absence from work or lateness is an issue, or if performance appears to be impacted by drug or alcohol abuse.
- Post Accident Drug Test. Any employee involved in an on-the-job accident or injury may be tested for drug or alcohol use.
Any applicant or employee who tests positive for illegal drug use will not be hired or promoted, may be subject to disciplinary action and required to participate in substance abuse counseling, and may be terminated from employment.
Drug and Alcohol Tests
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