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While I certainly do appreciate your frustration, it is not illegal to announce that an employee will be taking a drug test or the results of a drug test in front of other people. Drug tests are not treated like other medical records, for which a reasonable expectation of privacy does exist under the law. The sole purpose of a drug test is to determine whether an employee has complied with the employer's policies regarding drug use. An employee does not have an expectation of privacy with respect to whether they are complying with policy. With no reasonable expectation of privacy, an employer is free to share the information in front of whomever it chooses, even if doing so is embarrassing and bad form.
Therefore, while I truly wish I could tell you otherwise, the facts you have described would not suggest any actionable conduct on the part of the employer.
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