- Drug-Free Workplace Advisor
Please note: The Department of Labor ended the drug-free workplace program in 2010. Accordingly, it does not currently administer a “Workplace drug testing” advisory web page and is not responsible for the content of the linked sites.
Drug-Free Workplace Policy Builder
Section 8: What will be the consequences if your policy is violated?
The consequences of violating a drug-free workplace policy can range widely. Ideally, a program is designed to encourage anyone who uses drugs or abuses alcohol to seek help prior to it becoming a problem. Employees who have a problem with alcohol and drugs may have special protections under the Americans with Disabilities Act as well as under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as enforced by DOL's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). They also may be eligible for Family and Medical Leave Act benefits. It is important to take these regulations into consideration when determining consequences. Employers are encouraged to design a drug-free workplace program in a way that deters drug and alcohol use and encourages rehabilitation.
The following selections address the consequences for applicants in pre-employment.
This statement will automatically appear in your policy.
|One of the goals of our drug-free workplace program is to encourage employees to voluntarily seek help with alcohol and/or drug problems. If, however, an individual violates the policy, the consequences are serious.|
Select the options that you would like to include in your policy statement.
In the case of applicants, if he or she violates the drug-free workplace policy,
the offer of employment can be withdrawn and the applicant may:
(You must select one or the other.)