Do Drug Tests Violate Employees’ Rights to Privacy?

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In this essay contained is an investigation, discussed and, which is within scope of this essay, in the provision of answers to this question Do drugs tests violate employees’ right to privacy?’ The answers are given by the presentation and the analyzing different views evident in literature so as to build an argumentative case against or in support of, lastly drawing the conclusions set. This is made possible concentrating on a scope which considers the ethics existent in normative theories. It means that theories of a higher philosophical calling considering whether the employees violate the right of privacy of their employees by doing drug tests on them lie outside the scope of the essay. Lastly, the scope of this essay is to be…show more content…
In the findings it is a matter of high concern in the working environment for the women. It shows as that the privacy of the employees is being violated by testing if there are any drugs in their system. The results that are evident in the works of Fit2zpatrick & Perine can also be found to be undertaken in a certain number of industries as they rely on hypothetical consent (Faragher, 2013). In the industries of the rail or maritime, they have in place the drug testing mandatory rule. As the other sectors argue that the tests they undertook on their employees was a part of their duty of providing care that is stated under the Work Act concerning their Health and Safety. The employees arguing that the process ensured that an employee would not work if impaired by any drug while on duty with their knowledge. The regulation set are meant to benefit who in the long-run, Moore (2011) argues that it is a thin consent to justify drug testing of employees in the light of privacy rights. The employers consent to the employees assumes to them that the jobs are hard to find without taking on the drug test. The employees cannot even for a second consent on the drug testing if it is unknown to them. Therefore, it is a very thin consent to justify the employees drug testing therefore not notifying them not to use certain drugs because they are going to be tested on. Moore further argues
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