Drug Free Workplace Policy
Our Drug Free Workplace Policy states that if an employee is drug tested for reasonable suspicion then immediately after the drug test, the employee is suspended for 5 days with or without pay (at the discretion of the Executive Director). My question is if the drug test comes back negative, shouldn't the company reimburse the employee for the 5 days or, should we just take out the section that states with or without pay to alleviate any inconsistencies that may occur in future situations of reasonable suspicion. After doing some research, I also discovered that in the past 3 years we have had 4 instances of reasonable suspicion and never once was an employee suspended, and they all came back positive. Having said this, should we just remove the suspension section in its entirety since it has not been used consistently? Is there a valid reason to suspend employees after taking a drug test? The policy does not go into detail regarding the suspension issue.