Vermont Drug Testing Laws

Covered Employers

Public & private employers

Applicant Testing

 Testing authorized with advance written notice after conditional offer of employment has been made, and if test is part of pre-employment physical exam

Employee Testing

  • Authorized testing: part of employee assistance, and reasonable suspicion
  • Random testing prohibited
  • Positive result for period of rehabilitation may lead to suspension
  • Employee may not be discharged if he/she agrees to undergo rehabilitation after first positive test

Conditions & Methods

  • Testing only by certified laboratory
  • Documentation showing chain of custody
  • Confirming test with part of original sample in case of positive result
  • Opportunity to explain result

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