Q & A – What kind of drug testing can I do?

Q: What kind of drug testing can I do?

A: The most common types of drug testing are: pre-employment, reasonable suspicion, post-accident, random, and follow-up.  Depending on the business, it may not be appropriate for an employer to perform all of these types of testing for all employees.  Screening programs must be tailored to fit the work performed.  Where there is no business justification to test, the employer is vulnerable to invasion of privacy claims.  For example, random screening is recommended for businesses and employees who perform safety sensitive functions, rather than for all employees.