Minnesota employers who conduct pre-employment drug testing or drug testing of current employees are familiar with the protections for employees who are enrolled in the Department of Health Patient Registry Program for medical marijuana. An employer cannot discriminate against a person enrolled on the Patient Registry in hiring, termination or any term or condition of
Can an Employer Require that an Employee Who was Involved in a Work-Related Injury or Accident be Drug Tested?
By Phyllis Karasov on
Posted in Drugs and Alcohol
When I prepare a drug and alcohol testing policy for Minnesota clients, they often tell me it is their understanding that although post-accident testing is permitted under Minnesota law, it is prohibited by OSHA. Their perception that post-accident testing is unlawful is based on a 2016 change in OSHA’s reporting and retaliation policies, to prohibit…