Employment Law

Drug tests don’t work

I usually don’t quote from the Herald for obvious reasons, because they simply don’t have anything worth quoting. This, however, is different. A sensible piece on why drug tests in the workforce are wrong, at least in the way they are currently applied, and at least in the way they relate to Cannabis. True, in a sense, we all disapprove of cannabis smokers, and equally true, we don’t want people who smoke driving forklifts or heavy trucks. But, does a positive test actually prove an inability for the job? Does it not more often than not catch the wrong people, the casual smokers, because the tests come back positive a long time after the joint.

Food for thought I think.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/politics/news/article.cfm?c_id=280&objectid=11865470