Workplace Drug Testing Laws in Illinois

Illinois is one state that does not have statutes regarding drug testing by employers. Employers can require job candidates and employees to submit to drug testing, and they can require drug testing for workers that have been or are currently enrolled in a drug treatment program. There are rules in place to prevent discrimination by race and disability, invasion of privacy and defamation. Recent recreational marijuana laws were amended to allow employers to continue to enforce drug-free workplace policies.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Does Illinois Drug Test For?

There are no limitations for employers regarding workplace drug testing in Illinois. If an employer disciplines a worker based on a positive drug test, it must not be a discriminatory act. Drug testing must remain fair among all employees.

Transportation employees, however, are under federal guidelines and will receive drug testing to screen for cocaine, marijuana, opiates, amphetamines and methamphetamines,Phencyclidine – PCP.

Do Illinois State Employees Get Drug Tested?

Illinois does not require nor prohibit drug testing. It's each employer's responsibility to create policies to maintain a drug-free work environment. Drugs must not be used or stored in the workplace, even if an employee holds a medical marijuana card.

Other Services We Provide in Illinois

If you're looking for drug testing information related to a specific city in the state of Illinois, try taking a look at our Illinois clinic locations page. From there, you can select your city's drug testing or DNA testing page to learn more.

We also offer Illinois Background Checks. For more information, visit our Illinois background check page.

This Information Is Not Intended for Legal Purposes

The information provided on this page is intended for your own knowledge, and should not be used for legal matters. Please seek the advice of a legal expert regarding legal advice for drug testing laws in your state.

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