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Will a failed drug test show up on a background check?

Monroeville, PA |

I failed a drug test for worker's comp, and I was released from my job due to a zero tolerance policy. If I apply to another job that does a background check, will me being released from this job due to the test show up on the background check?

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No. Not unless the Employer tells someone that the termination was for drug use. Most likely they will say "violation of company policy," or something equally truthful/vague.

I represent Employers, but I can recommend Worker Attorneys in So Cal if you ask.

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