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If I've failed a pre-employment drug test in the past, will it affect future employers?

If I've failed a pre-employment drug test in the past, will it affect future employers? Topic: Employment application screening
June 26, 2019 / By Boaz
Question: what if you have failed a pre-employment drug test in the past, will this affect you applying for another job? I know on some job applications they ask if you have ever failed a drug test, if you say no, can they find out? will it show up on your record that you failed a pre-employment drug test in the past? i have never been fired from a job for failing just a pre-employment screening.
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Acklea Acklea | 2 days ago
If the drug test was for a D.O.T. test (dept. of transporation) then there is a data base of failed drug results that they can pull records from. If the test was done for some kind of security clearance job then there may also be something from there. )You can't be fired for failing a pre-employment screening as you haven't gotten the job yet.) You can be fired for fraud, for not telling the truth about failing the test if they were to find out. Same thing as not answering the question. Ommission is the same thing as not telling the truth.
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Acklea Originally Answered: I failed a drug test and I don't know how to confront the hiring manager?
Didn't read all that, but I'll still give you good advice: No, I'm not going to give you a "drugs r bad" comment, cause really, cannabis is about as bad as alcohol in moderation & you seem to be a light consumer. The problem is, no one your generation or back has actually bothered to protest (not like what the tea party does, but something like: change.org). Something professional that states that people should be aloud to consume cannabis recreationally with the same ramifications of alcohol [e.g.: you need to be a certain age or older, etc]. If the alcaholics can keep booze legal back in the 20s, people should be able to smoke now. It just has to start w/ ppl like you. But I'm ranting, just go to your boss & say that you haven't done it before/that you're a responsible employee. Just be courteous/confidant/& professional and you might have a chance at keeping your job. Though I don't know their policies.
Acklea Originally Answered: I failed a drug test and I don't know how to confront the hiring manager?
Haha o gezz Ashley you are a rad girl .... Just be polite say you need a copy for confidential reasons :) good luck homes

Staci Staci
It depends. If the test was for military or law enforcement it might show up on a background check. If it was for a private employer no they would not be able to find out.
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Staci Originally Answered: How does a pre-employment drug test work?
when you interview they will give you a place and phone # to be tested. you call them and make an appt. the employer will probably give you a week to go get it done. thats how it worked for my husband anyway
Staci Originally Answered: How does a pre-employment drug test work?
This Site Might Help You. RE: How does a pre-employment drug test work? Say a company did pre-employment drug testing. When would they typically do that, and would they give you a warning or a few days notice before doing it? Just wondering if they'd do it at an interview, or if its something more like, they test you once you are given the job or something?

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