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Recently been terminated form job in a hospital for a positive drug test,will i be able to seek employment at another hospital?

Augusta, GA |

i was unaware that the pills my friend has given me to test out for an appetite suppressant would show up postive on a drug test

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Only potential employers can answer. That is not a legal question.


Whether you will be able to truthfully state that you were not fired for drug related incident is the issue. Hospitals will definitely be interested in that. I would consult with a good attorney who can help you figure out if you could challenge the termination, and clear your name. Otherwise you may have considerable difficulty becoming re-employed in healthcare.

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You can seek it and explain, but they will probably call your old employer.

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