TALLAHASSEE -- Requiring job applicants to "pee in a cup" to test for drugs and randomly selecting current public employees to do the same is unconstitutional, attorneys for the American Civil Liberties Union said Wednesday after filing a federal lawsuit to stop the practice ordered by Gov. Rick Scott.
In what is expected to be a series of lawsuits on recently passed legislation and gubernatorial edicts, the ACLU called on a federal judge in Miami to immediately suspend an executive order signed by Scott in March that requires all agencies to set up random drug testing protocols for existing workers and require new hires to submit to drug tests as a condition of their employment.
Thursday, June 2, 2011
ACLU fights Gov. Rick Scott's order to drug test state workers
In our industry customers insist that we have a safety program in place and drug testing is a part of that policy. At risk is safety. If these rules are demanded for private industry it is, by God, a good enough rule for our public servants and or employees. If you are high and come to work you are a danger to all who work with you.........you will be terminated. I have to pay you and your medical, you have some responsibility for that privilege.