Pubdate: Fri, 18 Feb 2005
Source: Isthmus (WI)
Copyright: 2005 Isthmus
Author: Randy Vizyak


Concerning The Invasive Drug Testing Of City Workers

(Watchdog, 12/31/04): Let's look at some recent court cases. In 2000,
the Washington State Supreme Court ruled that city of Seattle
employees cannot submit to a "pre-employment" urine test because it
invades privacy. In 2004, the Arizona State Supreme Court ruled that
"random drug testing" of fire-fighters was unconstitutional.

In December 2004, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
ruled that welfare recipients cannot be tested for drugs. The U.S.
Supreme Court ruled in "Chandler v. Miller, i997" that elected public
officials cannot be tested for drugs because it invades privacy.
Wisconsin labor law prohibits honesty (lie detector) testing.

Whether one uses cannabis off-duty or not is irrelevant. People in
Madison need to find some backbone and fight for their right to
off-duty privacy.

Randy Vizyak

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