Does Dollar Tree Drug Test Employees Gets Cheated On? For some reason whenever I bring up the name of a drug testing company, some sort of horror stories come to mind. The most common being stories about employees who’ve been found to be drug abusers. And while there may be truth to these stories, I can tell you that not every single employee who works for this company is a drug abuser.
For example, I used to work for a company that does drug tests on their employees. I’ve heard about employees who test positive for marijuana and even for other drugs. But I have also heard stories of employees who did not test positive for any drugs but tested positive for something. So it appears to me that perhaps not all employees who are drug test employees get caught because they don’t get a negative result for a drug test.
However, does this mean that all employees who fail a drug test get fired? In my opinion, no. Although some employers to fire employees who consistently fail drug tests, most just fire them because the employer thinks it is okay to hire someone who is a drug abuser if they are working in the drug testing department. I suppose one could argue that the person was fired for failure to take the drug test, but it is still considered drug abuse by the company, which is illegal. So I would say that whether or not an employee receives a positive drug test result is immaterial in terms of the law. If you get caught doing drugs, you deserve to be fired, but the law doesn’t care how you got caught.
I think what really bugs me is all the stories about employees who get caught with illegal substances, only to go to jail for their crimes. And then, when their fines are so high, they end up losing their homes, their cars, and their businesses. It seems the punishment doesn’t fit the crime. So how can employers be so careful with their employee drug test employees? I believe they aren’t.
Instead, I think many employers just don’t care that their drug test employees are likely violating the law and are more concerned about their own safety. Is it really worth it to have one of their employees end up doing time in jail, because they failed a drug test? I don’t think so. I think employers need to have some discretion as to when they decide to implement a drug test.
I know employees come into the company with a different idea of how things should be done, and that can sometimes conflict with management’s idea of what should be done. But that shouldn’t stop the company from doing the right thing. If employees are going to be tested for drugs during the course of their employment, they need to be sure they are doing it the right way. Otherwise they are no better than the person who has been caught in the system doing drugs.