Monday, February 1, 2010

Chapter 6 Discussion

Concept and brief description:

Honesty and Drug tests are important to many businesses in their selection of employees. Some companies have got themselves in big trouble however, because if not handled carefully, accusing someone of dishonesty or drug abuse can lead to lawsuits.

Emotional hook (provocative question/ claim/real-life problem):

There was a girl at one of my previous jobs that was accused of drug abuse by several employees. It created some work problems and ultimately lead to the girl quitting. Come to find out, the girl had some minor mental disability that made her act the way she did, which others took as her being “high”.

Key points to elicit in discussion

Systematic tests to all applicants for the same job
Keeping the applicant informed to the results
Privacy rights of applicants that take the tests

Facilitative questions

So how do companies go about these tests? And what kinds of companies even need to? Are their certain cases where drug tests may be more common than others?

1 comment:

  1. It is sad to say that many people jump to conclusions and assume things even when they are not so. It makes you realize that some people actually have good reasons to sue.