Failing a Drug Test Can Drastically Reduce Your Chances of Getting Hired, But Not Entirely

Although failing a pre-employment drug test reduces an applicant’s chance of getting hired, being tested a second time may be enough to be reconsidered. This will depend on the employer, type of job and government regulations. For instance, the federal government requires any company regulated by the Department of Transportation (DOT) to not hire anyone who fails a drug test for jobs considered “safety-sensitive positions.” Marijuana has created a more complex situation in states where it has been legalized, but some employers may still refuse to hire if an applicant tests positive for cannabis.


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