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Re: New job... drug test required and how to explain TomV

Posted by paxvox on September 28, 2001, at 12:29:33

In reply to New job... drug test required and how to explain, posted by TomV on September 27, 2001, at 22:17:19

I am a Federal manager that deals with hiring employees at times. Believe me, you HAVE to be honest and upfront with them. If you lie, they can fire you later for lying. If you don't mention the conditions, you will fail drug screening, and they won't hire you.

Now the good news: It is against the law to discriminate against people with disabilities. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) even makes it illegal to deny a job opportunity based soley upon a disability. Psychiatric disorders are considered disabilites by law, because they interfer with a major area of one's life. NOT making your disability known keeps you from enjoying the protection of the ADA. If you want to see the rules, go to the EEOC home page, or search engines and look up ADA. There are specific guidelines for psychiatric disabilities.

You may think it's best to try and get by, or you may want to avoid the stigma deal of being labeled a "crazy" person. However, I believe there is a paradigm shift going on in our culture that is begining to understand mental illness is not our fault, or something that we have done wrong, etc.....Chemicals,that's about it.

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