Year of Award
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
College of Business & Professional Studies
employee, urine sample, privacy, drug-free
Drug Testing is not a magic wand that will guarantee a drug-free workplace, but it is an important tool aimed at that goal and being implemented by employers throughout the United States. In Today's environment, the availability, use, and abuse of drugs in American society is pervasive and represents a particular drain on American industry.
The costs are staggering in terms of human lives, accidents,injuries, absenteeism, productivity and other tangible and intangible factors. The cost to industry has been estimated to be more than $100 billion.
I would like to propose by my thesis the controversial nature of drug testing. The controversy revolves around the following five aspects. First, the legal implications in the private and public sector. Second, the technological problems with testing such as reliability and accuracy. Third, the financial impact of testing on corporations. Fourth, the ethical considerations in testing and finally, alternatives to testing such as employee assistance programs and good management practices.
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Wilkins, Laina Martine, "Drug Testing in the American Workplace" (1990). Theses, Dissertations, and Capstone Projects. 400.
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