My employee apologized for his positive drug test. Claimed he was at a party and did something stupid and it won’t happen again. I really don’t think he needs treatment. Can’t I just send him in for another test?
If he’s a regulated employer, no.
A regulated employee (e.g. driver, under FMCSA) must complete the Return-to-Duty process. If he wants to return to work as a driver, he must contact a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) and complete the Return-to-Duty process — even if he is not hired or is terminated. Your company’s drug and alcohol testing policy will determine whether s/he is terminated or offered a Last Chance Agreement.
Tim Thoelecke, CSAPA, is the founder of InOut Labs.
InOut Labs is a nationwide provider of employee drug testing services, and your best choice for affordable, direct-to-consumer health tests. Tim Thoelecke is a Certified Substance Abuse Program Administrator, Breath Alcohol Technician Trainer and a Certified Professional Collector Trainer, certified in drug and alcohol testing for DOT and non-DOT employers. He is a graduate of Duke University, the Keller Graduate School of Business, the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program, and he founded InOut Labs to help employers and individuals take control of their health, culture and safety. InOut Labs also provides corporate wellness screenings, flu shot clinics, DNA testing and direct-to-consumer lab tests and B12 shots.
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