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1 Running head: DRUG TESTING Physical Privacy and Drug Testing in the Air Force TUI University Physical Privacy and Drug Testing in the Air Force
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2 DRUG TESTING Advances in technology and medicine have made great strides over the last few decades. As time moves forward, and the desire for better technology and medical practices expands, the advances in these areas will only continue to grow. As these new technological and medical advances make their way into the workplace, the question of employee privacy becomes a concern to workers and society as a whole. Some of these new technologies that infringe on employees rights to privacy include drug testing, genetic testing, and surveillance. In the following discussion, the issue of drug testing in the workplace will be examined as it pertains to employee privacy. In order to further discuss the issue of privacy, it is important to understand what is meant by the term privacy. Privacy concerns the degree to which others may have information about another person and sensory access to them. A person has privacy to the extent that others have limited access to information about them, limited access to the intimacies of his life, or limited access to his thoughts or his body. Privacy refers not only to a person’s body and mind, but also to their possessions. However, not every kind of information or sensory access to a person or their possessions can be truly private. A person can legitimately claim that it is a matter of privacy which movies or films they watch at home, but a claim about the privacy of the make When an employee accepts a job position within an organization or company, the employer most likely will require the employee to sign an employment agreement. This employment agreement outlines the responsibilities required by the employee and details the
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