Small Business Glossary and Definitions

What is Random Employee Testing?

Random Employee Testing is a policy of randomly selecting employees to take periodic drug tests. It is commonplace for employers to have a drug-free workplace policy and random testing is a way of enforcing that policy. Keeping the test random protects a company from discrimination lawsuits that might arise from employees who feel singled out. Random tests are also theorized to help gather “authentic” results and are more commonly implemented in dangerous industries.