What will happen if you fail a DOT drug test?
If you fail your DOT regulated drug test, DOT regulations require your employer to immediately remove you from performing any DOT safety-sensitive job. There may be other consequences, too, like losing your certification or license. This depends on your company’s policy or employment agreement.
Do you have to take a dot pre employment drug test?
Yes, because the driver was not covered in a DOT random testing pool for more than 30 days, the motor carrier must administer another DOT pre-employment drug test on the driver and receive a verified negative result from the MRO before allowing the driver to operate a commercial motor vehicle that requires a CDL.
Does a failed pre-employment drug test go on your record?
The Clearinghouse does not include pre-employment drug tests that are not required by the DOT. For example, if you failed a drug test for a job at a restaurant, that would not show on your Clearinghouse record. If you failed one for work as a school bus driver, it would go on your Clearinghouse record.
Can a person who has failed a dot drug test return to work?
It depends on your employers’ policy and what you decide to do after the test. Some employers have programs through which they allow employees who have failed DOT drug test to return to work. However, other employers maintain a zero-tolerance policy.
Do you have to take a drug test to get a job?
This includes pre-employment drug tests, random drug tests, post-accident drug tests, and others. The Clearinghouse does not include pre-employment drug tests that are not required by the DOT. For example, if you failed a drug test for a job at a restaurant, that would not show on your Clearinghouse record.
What happens when you fail a dot pre employment drug test?
Failing a U.S. Department of Transportation drug or alcohol test, or refusing to be tested, can lead to suspension, dismissal, loss of professional certification or the cost of completing a mandated treatment program. It can also eliminate you as a new-hire candidate. Employers have no leeway regarding the consequences of failing.
What happens if you fail a dot drug test?
DOT drug testing is serious business and failing a DOT drug test can cause you to lose your job with even more consequences. The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) mandates that if you fail a DOT required drug test, you must be removed from your safety sensitive DOT covered position.
What to do if employee failed the drug tests?
If they fail a drug test, they may be referred for treatment, suspended, or removed from the job. However, the private sector and public employers (with 25 or more employees) must “reasonably accommodate” employees who want to seek drug or alcohol abuse treatment.
Do You Lose Your CDL after failed drug test?
A driver who fails a DOT drug or alcohol test is medically unqualified to drive any CMV, but a failed test does not actually affect their CDL. Now if you were arrested and then given a drug test (administered by the state) then this could go against you and could cause you to have your CDL suspended.