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  • Positive Result In A Drug Test
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    Drug testing in the United States began with the explosive use of illegal drugs, in order to curb drug abuse. This began during the Vietnam War with drug use at a climax. In general, Drug testing is a way to detect illegal drug use and deter it, usually by Urinalysis. Drug testing in the United States violates a citizens right to unreasonable search and seizures along with jeopardizing ones freedom. Drug testing is not only an unreliable invasion of a persons privacy but it assumes that one is g...
  • Drug Test As A Condition Of Employment
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    CANADIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION POLICY ON ALCOHOL AND DRUG TESTINGSummaryThe Canadian Human Rights Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability and perceived disability. Disability includes those with a previous or existing dependence on alcohol or a drug. Perceived disability may include an employer's perception that a person's use of alcohol or drugs makes him or her unfit to work. Because they cannot be established as bona fide occupational requirements, the following types of tes...
  • Types Of Drugs The Employee
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    Recent increases in the use of illegal drugs and problems related to that use have raised a variety of public health and safety concerns. These concerns have led many to propose drug testing as one of the best ways to combat the proliferation of drug use. Although the focus is testing for drugs, it is worth noting that similar calls for increased testing has risen due to the spread of HIV and the threat it poses to those exposed to it. Clearly, these public health and safety concerns conflict wi...
  • Employers Privacy And Drug
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    Employee Privacy Concerning Drug Testing in the Workplace December 13, 2000 Labor and Employment Law MGT 424 Fall 2000 Employee Privacy Concerning Drug Testing in the Workplace A. Court Cases Affecting Privacy of Employees and Drug Testing in the Workplace 1. Supreme Court cases affirming drug testing a. Skinner vs. Railway Labor Executives Association 109 S. Ct 1402 (1989) b. National Treasury Employees Union vs. Von Raab, 109 S. Ct. 1384 (1989) 2. Other lower court and State court rulings a. K...
  • Random Drug Test
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    Random Drug Testing: Waste of Time Her grades fell. She was always tired. She never seemed to be able to focus at school. Classes she used to be interested in became utterly mundane. Friends she used to care about became replaceable. She stopped spending time with her family. She sat on the bench at every soccer game instead of becoming the star player her coaches thought she could. This is what addiction to drugs can do to a young person's life. Addiction can take away everything that once made...
  • Use Of Drugs
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    In today's society, drugs have been a very obvious problem especially amongst teenagers and young adults... I feel that an answer can be found if people stop complaining and start testing. This can be the first place to take effect for a drug free environment. A mandatory drug testing for all students would be of great benefit. Drugs are responsible for many of the problems facing today's youth. Drugs such as marijuana and cocaine can become addictive and worse of all fatal. famous people such a...
  • Drug Testing Policies In The Workplace Drug
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    Drug Testing Policies in the Workplace Drug testing has become a very big issue for many companies. Approximately eighty-one percent of companies in the United States administer drug testing to their employees. Of these, seventy-seven percent of companies test employees prior to employment. Even with the commonality of drug testing, it is still a practice that is generally limited to larger corporations which have the financial stability, as well as the human resources to effectively carry out a...
  • Parental Consent Drug Testing And Counseling Act
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    Drug Testing Making a person take a drug test violates their Fourth and Fifth Amendment rights under the constitution of the United States of America. Recently, there has been an increase in companies and schools using drug test. Some companies force their employees to submit to a drug test before being hired and randomly while employed. High school sport regulations require that all student athletes give consent to being randomly drug tested. Other schools are going as far as making all student...
  • Mandatory Drug Test
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    A current issue that is going on today is welfare recipients that are drug abusers. Welfare is supposed to meet the basic needs. Drugs seem far from one of the basic human needs to me. If the recipient gets all the benefits from the programs they will more than likely turn around and sell their food stamps for their fix rather than go to the store and get their family some food. Drugs also go hand and hand with family problems, violence, and crime. It is estimated that between 50% and 80% of Fam...
  • Drug Testing In Schools
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    Argument: Random Drug Testing in High schools Many high schools across the country have brought much attention to the idea of giving random drug tests to students in high school. The newfound interest in student drug testing may be as a result of recent polls, which have shown an increase in drug use among high school students. Many teachers, parents, and members of school com ities are for the drug testing, while most students and some parents feel that this would be a violation of students rig...
  • Kids Clean From Drugs
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    Drug testing is a very controversial issue in today society. It causes uproar from the students and the workers across America because they feel that it is an infringement of their rights. I believe that it is an infringement of a person's right to be tested of drugs just out of the blue and without just cause. I also believe that a person should be tested if they injure themselves or cause an injury to someone else on the job because then the employer is not held accountable or responsible for ...
  • Order Employee Drug
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    How far is it permitted for the companies to keep an eye on the workers against drug usage? This could be the very first thing to pop up in the heads of anybody but recently according to surveys, there are 80% of constructing and manufacturing companies that emphasis on this issue often. Employees in most states can sue for excessive intrusion into their private affairs. Employers be it credit unions, must balance employees' privacy rights with continuous efforts to establish a safe, productive,...
  • Initial Test Each Batch Of Specimens
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    NOTE: This draft document represents a joint effort by the SAMHSA / CSAP Division of Workplace Programs and members of the SAMHSA Drug Testing Advisory Board (DTAB). It has not been reviewed by all members of the DTAB, by industry working groups, or by other Federal agencies. This draft document is the first release to a wider audience. It will serve as the basis for developing the guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs. All interested parties are invited to comment on the draft ...
  • Drug Use Among Olympic Athletes
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    A constant battle has been fought as the International Olympic Committee struggles to keep drug testing up-to-date and effective. We have come to associate drug use with a few famous names of fallen heroes, such as Ben Johnson, but few realize just how widespread drug use is in Olympic sports and how small a percentage of offenders ever get caught. Recent studies show that increased testing procedures have done little to deter athletes from relying on drugs to aid performance and that drug use a...
  • Nfl's Drug And Anabolic Steroid Policies
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    The National Football League and Drug Abuse It's nothing new for the National Football League's players to be abusing anabolic steroids and other performance enhancing drugs. Drug abuse in the league has recently focused around recreational drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, and alcohol. The newest drug being abused is painkillers. The commissioner and his personal need to change their policies. Will they wait until many more players start to die before they tighten up their drug policies The Nat...
  • Drug Testing In The Olympics
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    Citius, Altius, Fortius: At What Cost Citius, Altius, Fortius is the motto of the Olympic games. Translated from Greek, it means "Faster, Higher, Stronger". Recently, Olympic contenders have been doing everything they can to live up to that motto. Most do it by training hour after hour, each day. Others try to do it by illegally taking performance enhancing drugs. This is why we need to test for drugs at the Olympics. Drug Testing in the Olympics began only recently in the 1968 Games held in Mex...
  • Drug Test
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    DRUG TESTING Drug tests are a chemical analysis used to detect the presence of drugs in a small sample of urine or sometimes in blood. There are six types of drug testing: Pre-employment, Random, For-cause, Periodically Announced, Post-accident, and Rehabilitation. Pre-employment is testing that is done in a work place after you begin working and they only get to keep working if they pass the drug test. Random drug testing is testing without the person knowing on an advanced notice. For-cause te...
  • Workplace Drug Testing And Drug Abuse Policies
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    Privacy in America: Workplace Drug Testing December 31, 1997 Today, in some industries, taking a drug test is as routine as filling out a job application. In fact, workplace drug testing is up 277 percent from 1987; despite the fact that random drug testing is unfair, often inaccurate and unproven as a means of stopping drug use. But because there are few laws protecting our privacy in the workplace, millions of American workers are tested yearly, even though they aren't suspected of drug use. A...
  • Mandatory Drug Test Following The Accident
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    Essay B October 1, 2002 Drug and Alcohol Abuse This essay will focus on the topic of drug testing in the workplace. The condition in which I support drug testing in the workplace is if the workplace or profession directly affects the safety of the. If drug testing can reduce the number of deaths, accidents, and injuries caused by workers who have been using drugs, then the rights of the public outweigh the individual's personal privacy rights. On January 4, 1987, an Amtrak train and a Conrail tr...
  • Athletes Use Drugs
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    From workplace to school, from professional sports to the armed forces, the advent of drug-testing procedures has stirred debate and controversy. The issue of drug testing in athletics seems to be the most prevalent debate. An incident that really brought drug testing into the spotlight is the track and field event in the 1988 Summer World Olympic Games. The two competitors in the limelight were Carl Lewis and Ben Johnson, both excellent and very emulating runners who have beaten each other in p...

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