A Drug Test Challenge in Florida

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed a lawsuit in Florida in hope so stopping random drug testing of state employees. Gov. Rick Scott, a Republican issued an executive order, requiring the testing of new and existing employees. The workers do not have to be suspected of drug use.

Employees called the drug testing an invasion of privacy, since urine samples can detect other diseases and medications a person may be taking. A spokeswoman for Scott’s office said that drug testing was a part of having a healthy and safe workforce. No hearing date has been set.

What do you think? Is drug testing an invasion of privacy. Were you drug tested before you were hired?


1 Response to “A Drug Test Challenge in Florida”

  1. 1 Sploogeman
    June 3, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    Test away…
    And while they’re at it, start testing welfare/food stamp recipients as a condition of their receiving continued benefits.

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