State College, PA asked in Employment Law for New York

Q: Are companies obligated to tell you what they are testing for in a drug test or can they test for something more?

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Toshinori Isoai
Toshinori Isoai
  • New City, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: It will depend on the State you are in. If you are in NYS, it's likely that your employer's (random) drug tests at work will be justified. They have the obligation to maintain health and safety for other employees. Although their action in response to a test result (expecially when sunstances like marijuana are involved with qualified individuals, etc) must be considered with due caution, requiring employees to undergo drug tests alone will not probably put them in a hot position.

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