Workplace drug testing has seen rapid growth over the last few decades. Some employers have the facilities to provide drug testing services for their own employees, while others contract with drug and alcohol testing services. Positive drug and alcohol test results can have a significant negative impact on the employee, and there are risk considerations for the employer as well. Likewise, drug and alcohol testing organizations have their own risk exposures and legal liability.
It’s Monday morning and your phone rings. It is a new request for drug screening services at your facility. Your immediate thought is that it is employment related—maybe a precursor to someone obtaining a job, a random drug screening, or potentially a post-accident screening for individuals in the transportation industry. These are common reasons for drug and alcohol testing services to be requested, and they pose familiar liability concerns. However, there are also many areas where drug testing is becoming more commonly used, and, while these areas present new growth opportunities, they also present new liability concerns.
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