EMMPLOYMENT BACKGROUND CHECKS
Minnesota Pre Employment Drug Screening And Drug Testing
All pre-employment screening services including employment drug screening are available in Minnesota.
We provide convenient pre-employment drug screening and drug testing primarily through Quest Diagnostics with thousands of offices located nationwide.
In Minnesota, employer testing of job applicants and employees for drugs and alcohol is governed by the Minnesota Drug and Alcohol Testing in the Workplace Act, Minn. Stat. §§ 181.950 – 181.957 (“DATWA” or the “Act”).
An employer must first make a conditional job offer of employment to the applicant before testing can be required
Also, the employer must have a written drug testing policy in place that includes all of the following items:
A. A description of the employees or job applicants subject to testing under the policy;
B. The right of an employee or job applicant to explain a positive test result and request and pay for a confirmatory retest.
C. Any disciplinary or other adverse personnel action that may be taken based on a positive test result.
D. The right of an employee or job applicant to refuse to undergo drug and alcohol testing and the consequences of refusal.
E. Any appeal procedures available to employees.
F. Any circumstances under which drug or alcohol testing may be requested or required.
If an employer ultimately withdraws a job offer based on a positive drug or alcohol test result, the employer must inform the applicant of the reason for its decision. Minn. Stat. § 181.951, subd. 2.
Employers may not discriminate by testing only certain groups of employees by race or gender for drug testing.
Nor, may they defame an employee by publicizing an employee’s positive test results.
ADA. An applicant who is taking medication for a disability is protected by the Americans With Disability act (ADA.)