Columbus, MS asked in Workers' Compensation and Civil Rights for Mississippi

Q: If I'm asked to take a urine drug test for workers comp, is the person conducting the test allowed to watch me as I pee,

I'm a male candidate and was recently injured at work and considering applying for workers comp in the state of Mississippi.

1 Lawyer Answer
Andrew Charles Burrell
Andrew Charles Burrell
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Gulfport, MS
  • Licensed in Mississippi

A: Typically, you should be allowed to provide the test in private, but there are a number of places that are requiring the person collecting the sample be in the room when it is collected so as to rule out any other issues.

At this point, you need to consult with an attorney to discuss your rights.

I will add that the refusal to take the drug test will result in a presumption of a positive test which can result in a denied claim.

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