Random employee drug testing - Good or bad business practice?
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I feel that, though the successful completion of the job is important, it's also important that the employees reflect well on the company. One way they can do this is by being drug free. And, if the employers standards are a drug-free work force and environment, the employees should be expected to live up to these standards, as well as the standards for the work itself.
Employees who legally take prescription narcotics (those with any sense) avoid making it known to their employer and keep this personal info to themselves. Drug testing forces employees to put this personal info on the table. Employees who test positive for narcotics will be fired unless they show a valid prescription, which is thought to be confidential in most circumstances.
I think that medical information being given to an employer like that without permission is a violation of HIPAA, so I agree with you on that, however. Personal info like that shouldn't be put on the table, but I don't think that's what drug tests primarily seek to do.
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