Will I lose my job if I test positive or refuse a drug test?
We are asked this question a lot. The answer is 100% up to the employer and should be described in the employer’s written substance abuse policy.
For regulated employees (such as truck drivers with CDLs), the DOT regulations do not address hiring, termination, or other employment actions. These decisions are solely the employer’s, which may be based on company policy and/or any collective bargaining agreements.
If you need to know, ask the employer. Some will terminate or refuse to hire. Some might offer a second chance.
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.
Tim is an enthusiastic networker and enjoys connecting people.
InOut Labs is BBB Accredited with an A+ Rating.