New Analysis of Ohio Supreme Court’s Drug Testing Decision

As we reported earlier this month, the Supreme Court of Ohio recently held that the privacy of an at-will employee is not invaded when the employee is required to produce a urine sample while being monitored by a same-sex employer representative.

OMA General Counsel Bricker & Eckler has published this analysis of the decision. According to the firm, while the ruling strengthens an employer’s ability to effectively maintain a drug-free workplace, employers that intend to use the direct observation method may wish to update their substance abuse policies to notify employees of when they may use this method. 9/16/2020