How long can my employer keep me in limbo over my job status after randomdrug test?

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How long can my employer keep me in limbo over my job status after randomdrug test?

I was sent for random drug test and suspended awaiting outcome. I have called daily for 10 days and am being told they will call me back. I need to work as I have bills to pay. If they are going to fire me (I know marijuana will come up), they need to tell me. Or if they are giving me second chance or a rehab opportunity, I will be happy to oblige.

Asked on September 18, 2011 under Employment Labor Law, Kentucky

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Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

If you have an office policy manuel at work concerning your employment, you need to carefully read it in that its terms and conditions will set forth the protocol for the drug testing procedure and test results.

You need to realize that it takes time to have the drug test analyzed and the results do take time to be printed up where a report is generated to your employer. Your employer then needs to review the report with the testing agency and to discuss its results with someone who can discuss it.

Based upon the results, the employer then needs to decide what the outcome will be regarding you. If you are anxious about the drug testing results, you might want to contact your human resources department to discuss the current situation.

Good luck.


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