Zero Tolerance and fail drug test is it a Federal Law

Is their a federal law that their is Zero Tolerance for not passing a drug test.

1 answer  |  asked Nov 19, 2002 08:55 AM [EST]  |  applies to New York

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David M. Lira
Federal Drug Testing Law

There is no federal law of general applicability to employment which requires employers to adopt a so called "zero tolerance" policy with respect to drug testing. In fact, at least one federal law, the Americans with Disabilities Act, could be read as not tolerating "zero tolerance."

"Zero Tolerance" is a great sounding slogan, but, the fact is, where ever it has been applied, it creates a lot of unfairness. Zero tolerance is just plain stupid.

posted by David M. Lira  |  Nov 21, 2002 09:13 AM [EST]

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