Case 84 - Denise Seals Human Resource Management MBAC6103OL...

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Denise Seals Human Resource Management MBAC6103OL Dr. Drivers December 4, 2009 Case 84 The Drug Testing Problem at Standard Chemical 1.Was Carpenter’s suspension justified? Yes, Carpenter’s suspension was justified under the “Standard Chemical Alcohol and Drug Abuse Policy.” Number 5 clearly states, “Reasonable suspicion is a basis for drug testing when, in the opinion of management, a job-related accident may have been caused by human error that may be drug-or alcohol-related.” Since Carpenter park the fork lift in the manner he did, would be reasonable cause for a drug test. 2.Was Carpenter’s termination justified? Yes, Carpenter’s termination was justified because he signed the company’s EPA consent form which stated, “If I fail to meet my obligation to the EAP program, I will be subject to disciplinary action, including termination of employment.” Although it takes marijuana 35-45 days to clear a person system, Carpenter’s levels were still ascending and not descending, which implied he was still using the drug. Also he was
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This note was uploaded on 03/25/2010 for the course MBAC 6605 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '10 term at Baylor.

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Case 84 - Denise Seals Human Resource Management MBAC6103OL...

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