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There are various aspects of any country’s legislation when the questions around drug testing are concerned.
Employers have the duty to provide safe work environments.
Drug use is now commonly considered a medical condition, and an employer may be expected to make accommodations for assessment and treatment.
Drug possession in the workplace may also trigger further legal thresholds if there is an intent to supply or sell in an employer’s premises. E.g. company vehicle.
Drug testing also results in what is called “informed consent” which means that the employee declares current medication to the collector and testing laboratory. This is required so that current “declared” prescription and non- prescription medicines are known as part of the laboratory analysis.