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Workplace Drug Testing Laws for Mississippi

  • Published: 12/19/2022
  • Updated: 12/19/2022

Mississippi enacted a Drug-Free workplace program that provides workers’ compensation discount if followed.

This law is voluntary on the part of employers who will only gain its protections if they elect to conduct drug-testing under the law.

The intent of the Legislature to promote drug-free workplaces in order that employers be afforded the opportunity to maximize their levels of productivity, enhance their competitive positions in the marketplace, and reach their desired levels of success without experiencing the costs, delays, and tragedies associated with work-related accidents resulting from substance abuse by employees.

Compliance with the statue is not required to deny workers compensation and unemployment benefits. If an employer opts-in to the program and knowingly or recklessly violates the program, then the employee may raise of cause of action against the employer.