Third-Party Drug-Testers – Not Just Employers – Owe No Duty to Employees

According to the Texas Supreme Court, “third-party testing entities hired by an employer do not owe a common-law negligence duty to their clients’ employees.” The case, Houston Area Safety Council, inc., v. Mendez, is considered a positive development for employers that drug test their employees. The plaintiff sued HASC, claiming they negligently collected, transported, tested, and reported the results of a hair sample, causing him to lose his job.

 

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