In 2006, Irving unilaterally adopted a drug-testing policy in which 10% of employees in “safety sensitive” positions would be tested for drug and alcohol use each year.Day, a teetotaler since 1979, was tested for alcohol, and his breathalyzer test indicated a blood alcohol level of zero.
Already, the growing awareness of health concerns, and drug education and prevention programs have contributed to a decline in drug use in this country. Additionally, California requires that drug testing is justified in only very limited and strictly defined circumstances. My employer wants me to undergo a drug test and requires that someone watch me while I urinate. Certain states, like as California, have said that while it is legal to give drug tests to any incoming employees, there must be cause to test current employees.Perhaps the largest legal, social, and economic issue in the workplace is the use of drugs and alcohol.The public policy of favoring alcohol and drug-free workplaces has been viewed by some as the most intrusive invasion of employee privacy rights to date.