Drug, Alcohol and DNA Testing: Using It Right

A big problem in the U.S. that costs employers and the country millions of dollars, and inevitably leads to countless lawsuits is Americans being on the job while under the influence of drugs and alcohol.  In our previous blogs we discussed that employers have the right to ensure their workplace is free from use of alcohol and the illegal use of drugs.  We also discussed cases, in which drug and alcohol addiction can be considered a disability and thus be covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). 

To help our clients and employers to learn more about drug and alcohol testing, we would like to bring to your attention the Pincus Professional Education webinar- Drug, Alcohol and DNA Testing: Using it Right that will be held on April 22nd (recordings will be available after the webinar).  This webinar will cover the factors employers and other professionals need to know to effectively use this tool.  Specifically, you will learn about applicable state statutes pertaining to drug, alcohol and DNA testing; current methods of this testing; and factors that should be considered in determining whether a test is valid.

If you have questions on ADA coverage of drug and alcohol addiction and employment in general, please contact Dana Perminas at (312) 334-3474 or at dperminas@messerstrickler.com.