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Can we test workers we suspect are using drugs?

Question: There is a very strong suspicion that a number of workers are involved in using and trading drugs in our workplace. They have been observed for a number of weeks acting suspiciously on a regular basis in a secluded area during their morning break time, but we have been unable to catch them in the act as definite proof.

We have implemented a drug and alcohol policy and procedure which states that we do casual testing. All employees are inducted in and sign off on the policy.

Would we have reasonable cause to request consent in writing from the workers in question to undergo drug testing, as per our policy and procedure, based on suspicion and not evidence?

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