Personal Animosity Not Proper Basis for Testing Worker

A U.S. District Court in Florida has released a decision, involving a public employer, instructive for private employers who rely on “reasonable suspicion” to drug test employees. An employer must have individualized, articulable, and objective ground for suspecting an employee has violated a substance abuse policy. Personal animosity should not be a basis. Hudson v. City of Riviera Beach, et al., is discussed in detail at City Employee Properly Alleged Fourth Amendment Violation for Unreasonable Search and Seizure by Ordering Drug Test Based on Personal Animosity.