The Right of Businesses to Subject Employees to Drug Screening

598 WordsFeb 1, 20182 Pages
One Our right to privacy, right to be informed, and our right of protection again illegal searches and seizures are always going to be a top of continuous debate. Schoonmaker is a freewill employee applying for a job with a freewill employer. Schoonmaker always has the right to go elsewhere if he declines to submit to a drug screen. Certainly an agent of such an organization as the Drug Enforcement Administration should expect to be drug free and be willing to verify this through testing; but that isn’t enough. What is enough support for testing, however, is legal president through cases such as Skinner and more importantly in this matter Von Raab. In the case of Von Raab it was found testing to be lawful to insure national security. Although there are some additional provisions from government employers due to security and safety, the legal framework allowing for drug testing is not all that dissimilar with greater concentration on a balance of privacy, dignity, and reputation with respect to safety, security, and operations. The case citations that justify private employer drug testing are vast, which allows for the practice prevalently today. Some key factors to consider here are a secure collection method (Mollette v. Kentucky Personnel Board and Kentucky Transportation Cabinet) and (Coleman v. Town of Hempstead), collective bargaining agreements, and privacy. National drug policy should be decided in a significant way in the workplace. This can be explained in

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