Court Denies State Employee Drug Testing

A Federal Court sided with the lower courts saying Governor Rick Scott trying to make all state employees subject to a drug test, violated the 4th amendment.

The state’s largest public employees union and the ACLU worked to make it where the only state employees subject to drug testing are those in safety sensitive lines of work.

The U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit is now making the governor go through all 85-thousand positions, proving why they need to take a drug test.

“We hope that the governor stops over-reading and starts to understand that the constitution protects the citizens of the state, including public employees,” said Alma Gonzales.

Without a safety-related reason or suspicion of drug use, people cannot be forced to give a drug test.


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