Job rescinded based on positive drug screen for prescription drug the dr verified I was taking.

Asked about 1 year ago - Big Spring, TX

Was told I was not to be hired because of drug test. No med review officer contacted, was told by HR to await instructions on process for taking prescription drugs. Was never given instructions only told I was going to be passed up for failure to provide required documentation. They then told me to talk to the DR who said he felt I was maliciously withholding information from him and he did no personally see the need to resolve the situation. After asking for a written protocol for positive drug screens he agreed to talk to the prescribing physician who verified. I have a letter from that physician stating he verified information. The Dr then still reported to the HR dept that I was un hirable based on my drug screen results. HR sts im re hirable yet denies me current employment

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Also requested documents from Dr office, as I was reviewing they were taken away from me and staff stated I needed the city's consent before they would release. In the file Dr has a note stating positive result but would re consider pending delivery of prescription. Asked for written policies from HR for drug screening none provided. Lab fault? med review officer? Dr maliciously reporting false information? Interfering with future employment? defamation of character ? slander?

Attorney answers (1)

  1. Natalie Rebecca Lynch

    Contributor Level 11

    Answered . Could you please clarify if you disclosed the prescription you were taking in writing prior to taking the drug test. Can you please clarify?

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