- ARIZONA WORKPLACE DRUG & ALCOHOL TESTING LAWS
ARIZONA WORKPLACE DRUG & ALCOHOL TESTING LAWS
Under Arizona law, there is no requirement for private employers to implement a drug-free workplace policy. However, if an employer chooses to implement a policy, the employer should abide by Arizona’s voluntary drug testing statutes in order to receive protection from the state. Arizona’s drug-free workplace statutes provide employers protection if they abide by all the requirements in the statutes. Employers can be guarded against litigation, causes of action, and defamation suits as long as they follow the statute and do not fall within one of the exceptions.
The State of Arizona has allowed the use of Medical Marijuana and this has brought some issues with drug testing and workers’ compensation laws. Employers need to avoid discriminating against an employee solely because of the employee’s status as a registered Medical Marijuana Cardholder.
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1. Determine the workplace testing options afforded to private employers in Arizona;
2. Determine the restrictions on workplace testing for private employers in Arizona; and
3. Demonstrate an understanding of key workplace testing concepts particular to Arizona.
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