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Sample Drug Testing Policy
Society for Human Resource Management
www.shrm.org
[Company Name] is a drug-free workplace. As such, we prohibit the use of
nonprescribed drugs or alcohol during work hours. If the employee comes to work under
the influence of drugs or alcohol or uses drugs or alcohol during work time, the employee
will be disciplined in accordance to the policy up to an including termination.
Under [Company Name]'s drug testing policy, all current and prospective employees
must submit to the drug testing policy. Prospective employee’s will only be asked to
submit to a test once a conditional offer of employment has been extended and accepted.
An offer of employment by [Company Name] is conditioned on the prospective
employee testing negative for illegal substances.
[Company Name]'s policy is intended to comply with all state laws governing drug
testing and is designed to safeguard employee privacy rights to the fullest extent of the
law.
Before being asked to submit to a drug test, the employee will receive written notice of
the request or requirements. The employee must also sign a testing authorization and
acknowledgement form confirming that he or she is aware of the policy and employee’s
rights.
Any drug testing required or requested by [Company Name] will be conducted by a
laboratory licensed by the state. All expenses related to the test will be incurred by the
company. The employee may obtain the name and location of the laboratory that will
analyze the employee's test sample by calling [Name of Collection Lab] [number of hours]
hours before the employee is scheduled to be tested.
If the employee receives notice that the employee's test results were confirmed positive,
the employee will be given the opportunity to explain the positive result. In addition, the
employee may have the same sample retested at a laboratory of the employee's choice.
If there is reason to suspect that the employee is working while under the influence of an
illegal drug or alcohol, the employee will be suspended [with or without] pay until the
results of a drug and alcohol test are made available to [Company Name] by the testing
laboratory. Where drug or alcohol testing is part of a routine physical or random
screening, there will be no adverse employment action taken until the test results are in.
All testing results will remain confidential. Employee must sign a consent form prior to
the release of results. Test results may be used in arbitration, administrative hearings and
court cases arising as a result of the employee's drug testing. Results will be sent to
federal agencies as required by federal law. If the employee is to be referred to a
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