Who Can Legally Be Tested?
For years the state of Florida has been in battling the constitutionality of random drug testing for state employees. Another move has been made in this chess match between Governor Scott and the courts, this week, as U.S. District Judge Ursula Ungaro refused to delay further proceedings in the case while the state appeals. Scott plans to take his fight all the way to the Supreme Court. There has been another hearing set for October but this does not look like it will end anytime soon.
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The law states that any state employee could be randomly subjected to a drug test every threemonths. Is it legal for the state to randomly test all state workers? It has been established that employees with "safety sensitive" job can be tested. Yet, there is even a battle over what jobs are and are not "safety sensitive". There are also issues about weather or not an agency should be allowed to terminate an employee for a first-offense, and the cost to implement it.
Your move Governor.
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Read more about random drug testing for state employees in the following article from myfoxdc.com.
Governor Scott wants to take fight for drug testing to U.S. Supreme Court