Fort Wayne, IN asked in Business Law, Employment Law, Civil Rights and Employment Discrimination for Indiana

Q: my job makes me disrobe and pee in front of a stranger with no past drug use history for a random drug test

The drug testing varies by person to person some are made to just empty pockets and pull pants down to knees.Lately they have made everyone pull all their clothes down to their knees and have a stranger watch them pee the whole time. My first drug test the male HR rep was there to verify i wasn't carrying an extra specimen. The second time it was some stranger from the drug testing company that made pull my pants,boxers down and spin for him to verify. This routine makes me very uncomfortable and it gives me anxiety and it causes me not to want to pee, i was informed that if i could not pee in 2 hours they would terminate without prejudice. I know other employees have gone thru the similar situation and were terminated because they couldn't pee in front of a stranger or refused to get naked in front of a stranger. How is this legal? this is an invasion of privacy i have not committed a crime to warrant this type of drug testing. My employer is a private corporation

1 Lawyer Answer
Paul Stanko
Paul Stanko
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Plymouth, IN
  • Licensed in Indiana

A: Indiana is an employment at will state. While that employer conduct seems over the top, your recourse may be limited, unless those policies are being imposed in a discriminatory manner.

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