I recently tested positive for drugs. I am a federal worker in the state of florida, are there laws cocerning urinalysis for federal workers in florida and what rebuttal options might I have available to me?
Country relating to Question: United States
How did it happen?
I am not sure how it happened.
Under the fourth amenment, you have some privacy rights that may be involved.
Can you direct me to these with a web page link?
You may not be able to get them since you find them on westlaw and lexisnexus. Here is the botXXX XXne. Employers have the right to expect their employees not to be high, stoned, drunk, or asleep. Job performance is the botXXX XXne: If you cannot do the work, employers have a legitimate reason for firing you. But urine tests do not measure job performance. Even a confirmed "positive" provides no evidence of present intoxication or impairment; it merely indicates that a person may have taken a drug at some time in the past.
Have you been fired?
No, but I have been proposed for removal.
Here is one link....http://www.jenkinslegal.com/pdf/OtherCriminalMatters/BriefHistoryofDrugLawsinAmerica.pdf
You need to find a good employment lawyer in your area to help you fight this!!!
The union that I am a member of is also fighting but probably because my job wasn't designated for drug testing.
Have I answered your question?
Good for you. Allow the union to protect you!
Yes, thank you.
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