The Iowa Supreme Court recently issued important decisions about the state’s private-sector drug-free-workplace statute. Iowa Code Section 730.5 is a complex statute containing numerous application pitfalls for employers. Read on to learn more about the consequential case.
Four employees in safety-sensitive positions at a Casey’s General Stores distribution warehouse lost their jobs after random drug testing. At the time of the testing, two of the employees were on light-duty working in what was known as “the cage,” an area of the warehouse surrounded by chain-link fencing on all sides. The other two workers operated forklifts and had duties