If you have been fired from your job because you failed a drug or alcohol test, you may wonder if there is any legal recourse. It is helpful to start by considering what rights your Iowa employer has to test employees for drugs and alcohol.
In Iowa, private sector employers have the option to test employees for drugs or alcohol in an effort to enhance worker safety.
At a particular work site, an Iowa employer can require random, unannounced testing of the entire employee population, the entire full time active population, or all employees holding safety sensitive positions.
Employers may also call for drug and alcohol testing for reasonable suspicion and as part of an investigation into a workplace accident resulting in sufficient injury or damage.
Prospective employees and those participating or returning from rehab may also be subject to testing as can any employees who are required by federal law or regulation or by law enforcement.
Iowa Employer Drug Test : Wrongful Termination Lawyers
Your employer has certain rights under the law, but they also have responsibilities that must be in place to make the process fair, consistent and legal. If you have been fired or have suffered other adverse employment actions after undergoing an Iowa employer drug test, contact the Davenport Iowa employment law offices of McDonald, Woodward & Carlson PC at 563-355-6478. We have represented many Iowa and Illinois workers who have been wrongfully terminated or retaliated against for various reasons and we welcome the opportunity to help you.