Workplace drug testing issues – State Laws – Vermont
Caution: Vermont employers wishing to conduct workplace drug testing must follow state rules. Policies and procedures are critical to a legally defensible drug testing program in Vermont. Drug testing has restrictions, the Statute allows only applicant and probable cause testing. Post accident drug testing in Vermont is prohibilted unless there is probavle cause of substance abuse.
January, 2018 – Vermont legislators pass recreational marijuana bill. The law restricts marijuana possession to adults over 21 years, and allows possession of one ounce of recreational marijuana with no criminal or civil penalties. Currently, workplace drug testing is not affected by the Vermont recreational marijuana law.
Important to Note: Vermont’s law requires a Medical Review Officer (MRO) to report all results to the donor and only positives to the employer – no employer obligation.
These categories do not effect DOT regulated drug testing. Government employers should always call for potential additional restrictions on employee drug testing.