Protect yourself from termination by following the do’s and don’ts of drug tests.

DON’T Make It Easy for Management 

There are some things you can do to protect yourself from disciplinary action if you are asked to take a drug test. But don’t make it easy for management to discipline you in the first place. Don’t come to work under the influence of drugs. It can be dangerous for you and others. 

DO Ask for a Shop Steward

Have your steward find out why you’re being asked to take a drug test. Shop stewards should take detailed notes in case any further disciplinary action is taken. 

DON’T Refuse a Test 

You may be discharged for refusing a test. However, you do not have to accept a urine test. You should request a blood test instead. 

DO Ask for a Blood Test 

If management asks you to take a drug test, request a blood test instead of a urine test. Urine tests can be inaccurate, or pick up substances you might have used off the clock.