EMPLOYMENT BACKGROUND CHECKS
Pre-Employment Drug Screening in South Carolina
Employment drug screening and testing is covered by SC. Code §38-73-500,§41-1-15
In South Carolina, attempting to adulterate or defraud drug screening tests is considered a misdemeanor on the first offense.
If convicted, the misdemeanor is punishable by a fine up to five thousand dollars and/or imprisonment of up to three years.
Further attempts can be prosecuted as felonies and are punishable by a fine of up to than ten thousand dollars and possible imprisonment of up to five years.
Employers may not discriminate by testing only certain groups of employees by race or gender for drug testing.