HRM 300 Week 2 - DQ 2 - 16221

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HRM 300 Week 2 - DQ 2

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Week 2 DQ 2

What are the pros and cons associated with drug testing? What is your opinion toward requiring drug testing for all new employees? Discuss the ethical and legal considerations associated with drug testing. Use laws or regulatory policies to support your opinion.

Drug testing is an effective way to identify drug candidates for both new and existing employees. "Of all the references, drug testing can reduce the effects of drugs and alcohol on work-related activities: reduced productivity, increased absenteeism and workplace accidents" (DeCenzo & Robbins, 2007. p. 95).

Many companies offer employee assistance programs for help with substance abuse. Employees can either be included in the program willingly or mandatory participation after falling to a drug test. These programs are generally established to provide assistance wit