Hello Tim, I failed a random drug test at work and was told to go home. I take Adderall and I advised them before hand that I have a prescriptio. But I was made to take it anyway. They were convinced I was abusing drugs and felt discriminated against but had to convince em I wasn’t. They then sent the sample to a lab and same results but they haven’t contacted me or anything yet so I can present them my prescription, even after calling them they say they will contact the lab but I been waiting a week out of work what should I do?
If the medication has compromised the result of the drug test the sample is automatically retested using a methodology that will identify the drug type. The applicant can present a doctor's prescription for the medication that can be reviewed by the medical officer. Some medications will preliminarily test non-negative, but the confirmatory tests will rule out any non-illegal substances. Employers cannot discriminate in their hiring practices based on an applicant's use of prescription medication for legitimate medical purposes. Such discrimination could be a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.