Is it legal for an employer to report a failed drug test

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Is it legal for an employer to report a failed drug test

I am friends with a family who have a 16 year old son. Previously, I
had considered the boy a buddy. His behavior has changed dramatically
in the recent months, and I have strong suspicion he is using pills.
If I report it to his employer, would they legally be able to tell me
if he fails a drug test and what drugs he had in his system? I am in
Tennessee.

Asked on March 8, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Tennessee

Answers:

G.J., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Information obtained in a drug test is confidential. It is between the employee and the person who deals with drug testing and results within the company. The employee can consent in writing to have results given to a third party. In this situation the employee must specify to whom the results are to be give, why it is being given to them,what information is to be shared, for what period of time this information can be shared and that the information is not to be made public.


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