Lawton, OK asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Libel & Slander for Oklahoma

Q: i work as a nurse in oklahoma, and a nurse stated out loud " i want some of that you are taking" this was just a joke

that she said but the mgr over heard it and told me we are going to be doing drug testing soon, i took it as discrimation, harrassment , and bullying so i told her i will take one when she take one. just weeks before that all the employees had to sign a new drug statement since medical marjuana is legal now, i do not like being picked on. so if i am called for drug screen i will see this as retialation even though it is supposed to be blinded pick.. i have been a nurse over 30 years and have never had one only whenever i became new hire. i am pist just alone for her saying such

1 Lawyer Answer

Doak Willis

Answered
  • Tahlequah, OK
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: If your employer does drug testing and makes it mandatory for all employees I don't see any problem of discrimination. If you were singled out there might be a case but other factors would still come into play. Since its supposed to be by blind pick, I would say that is fair. Have a talk with the employee who made that statement and ask nicely that he/she not joke about drugs in the workplace.

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