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Michael J. Wietrzychowski Notes Legal Concerns Associated With Drug Screening Programs

On February 22, 2005 by Schnader in News

Schnader partner Michael J. Wietrzychowski was quoted in the Courier-Post (Camden County, NJ) article, “Fewer Companies Are Screening Workers for Drugs.”

The piece discusses how, in an effort to find qualified workers and reduce costs, employers are not screening for drug use as a condition of employment. In addition, legal concerns keep some employers from a drug screening policy.

According to Mike, a drug screening program “should, of course, comply with the law, and balance the need for drug testing with an employee’s right to privacy. It should not be used improperly to discriminate against certain individuals or class of employees.”