What are the legal consequences to getting caught taking a drug test for someone else as a part of pre-employment screening?

Asked on October 9, 2015 under Employment Labor Law, Nevada


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

You have conspired with someone else to defraud a company and having aided and abetted them for doing so. Because you were helping them to "steal" a job and the pay that goes with it, you could theoretically be charged with some form of theft. You could also be sued by the company for any costs you caused the to incur or unnecessarily expend e.g. the test's cost legal fees for taking action against you. 

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