Employee Drug & Alcohol Testing in California


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In which situation below is it legally acceptable to conduct a drug and alcohol test on employees in California?

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1. Which one of the California job categories below can be subject to random drug testing without cause?

2. Why do job categories that fall under the oversight of the Department of Transportation qualify for random drug and alcohol testing?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet is provided to review what you know about the regulations and laws on screening employees for drug use. You'll assess your understanding of when it is legal to ask for a test.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet focuses on what you know about:

  • Situations when it is appropriate to ask for a drug test
  • Job categories that are subject to random drug testing without cause
  • The reason job categories under the Department of Transportation can be randomly drug tested without cause
  • Actions that could warrant a random drug test

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - see if you remember which job categories can be tested without cause
  • Making connections - use understanding of the laws on random drug testing and employee actions that could be considered cause for drug testing
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and correctly interpret information about what an employee can do if their drug and alcohol pre-employment screening comes back positive

Additional Learning

If you want to learn more about this topics, you can read the accompanying lesson, Employee Drug & Alcohol Testing in California. This lesson gives more information about:

  • Situations in California when drug testing can occur
  • The types of jobs that can be drug tested without cause
  • When safety is a concern
  • Situations where drug testing is illegal