Drug Testing:

Drug Testing: A Bad Investment

 

Drug Testing
Drug Testing: A Bad Investment

Preface

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 drug problems.

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