Consent for Drug Test
Drug testing of potential employees has gained popularity in recent years, as a way to screen out those who would likely be a problem if hired. Drug tests are also common in labor forces after an accident or other mishap. Workers compensation insurance to injured employees often hinges on whether the employee was under the influence of any controlled substance at the time of the mishap. Due to privacy and liability concerns, employers should obtain a signed consent from the employee or potential employee permitting the proposed drug test.