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Urine testing at work - just or unjust?

From this article in the Sydney Morning Herald:

"Fair Work Australia has upheld a decision prohibiting a state-owned energy company from conducting urine tests on its employees, agreeing that it is "unjust and unreasonable" to effectively test for drug use that may take place outside work hours.

Endeavour Energy has been involved in a long-running dispute with unions over drug testing methods for its employees.

Fair Work Australia ruled in March that Endeavour should not be allowed to conduct urine tests because the tests could show a positive result from drugs taken days earlier or at the weekend, when the employee was not working."

Unions say that employers should use saliva testing instead, which only shows drugs taken in the hours preceding the test. The energy company in question claims that their priority is to keep their employees safe from 'chronic drug users'.

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