Legal aspects of drug testing in North Carolina public schools

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Phyllis Kay Blair (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Joseph E. Bryson

Abstract: Few problems in our nation today have received as much attention as the problem of drug abuse. Federal policies now link federal funds with the creation of drug-free workplace environments. Drug testing, in particular urinalysis screening, is one response of contemporary society to drug abuse. For public sector employers, including public school administrators, the implementation of drug testing involves important policy considerations. A constitutional tug of war exists, balancing a public school employee's constitutional rights to privacy and freedom from unreasonable searches with the school system's responsibility to maintain a safe and secure workplace. The resulting debate has led to legal challenges, with both the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments subjected to inquiry in relation to the implementation of public sector drug testing.

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Language: English
Date: 1994
Drug testing $x Law and legislation $z North Carolina
Employees $x Drug testing
Public schools $z North Carolina $x Administration

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