Should pre-employment drug screens be legal?

United States
December 4, 2006 5:45pm CST
Do you think that employers should be able to test this before hiring someone? I can see why you'd say yes, b/c they don't want people coming high to work but what if the person just smoked weed on the weekend or at night after work? Should that matter to their chances of being employed if they don't do drugs before or while they are at work, only when they aren't at work?
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@crosschk (822)
• United States
4 Dec 06
I agree with them, but I would rather they did random testing, there are quite a few I know off would no longer be employed
• United States
4 Dec 06
You're probably right. But is that fair to someone who doesn't go to work intoxicated, but only does it at home? I mean, there are people who don't go to work drunk, but have a few drinks after they get home, is that any different than smoking a bowl or J?
• United States
5 Dec 06
they both stay in your system and we know what happens when you drink and drive or when you smoke and drive your timing is off.I used to work for a train company and the guys could not drink because it impaired their driving of the train.