Drug Testing: A Bad Investment
Americans are concerned about drugs, and employers are no exception. They have been
told that drug use in the workforce is common – even epidemic – and that workers
who use drugs will harm their businesses through increased accidents and absenteeism,
or through more subtle, but serious, effects of decreased efficiency and productivity.
It is certainly true that the abuse of drugs, both licit and illicit, is a problem in America
today. Millions of people misuse drugs, including alcohol, with disastrous effects, both for
themselves and for those around them, and employers are not immune from this problem.
A company of any size is, over time, likely to encounter employees or applicants with
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