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When Can My Employer Drug Test Me?

As an employee at your workplace, you have certain privacy and personal rights, but your employer also has certain rights when it comes to ensuring the safety of the workplace. Many employees and job applicants will be required to take a drug test at some point in their careers. Your employer will want to deter employees from drug use because it may cause a decrease in productivity and absences from the job itself. However, it’s important for you to know when an employer is legally allowed to ask you for a drug test. When Can My Employer Give Me a Drug Test? Many private employers will ask new hires to take and pass a drug test as a specific employment condition. As a prospective employee, you do have the right to decline a drug test, but this refusal will usually result in you having to give up the job offer….
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