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What should I do if I tested positive on a random drug test.

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What should I do if I tested positive for codine on a random drug test. I had acute bronchitis but did not go to a doctor until later that day. My wife unknowingly gave my her cough medicine with codine the night before that was her persciption.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Employment Law
Expert:  Glenn Zimmerman replied 10 months ago.

You should explain to your employer. Really, this depends on your relationship with your employer. Unless you have a contract then you have no employment rights in Texas. Texas is an "at will" state. This is true of most southern states. You can be fired for any "non-discriminatory" reason. I would take a copy of he doctor's findings and explain what hapended. If the facts match, then it's likely that your employer will overlook the positive test.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I was wondering if I should email the doctors finding to disa and explain the situation. I heard horrible stories about DISA black balling people. Is there anyway I could fight DISA if that happens?
Expert:  Glenn Zimmerman replied 10 months ago.

I am not familiar with DISA. Texas law is he problem. There are no protection in Texas, unless you are a contract or public employee. Then you have to follow the adminstrative process, which rarely ends up well.

Expert:  Glenn Zimmerman replied 10 months ago.

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