Thursday, June 2, 2011

Rick Scott Sued By ACLU Over Mandatory Drug Testing For Florida State Workers

Rick Scott Sued By ACLU Over Mandatory Drug Testing For Florida State Workers

The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida is suing Florida Gov. Rick Scott over ordering drug testing for all state employees, regardless of suspicion.

The ACLU says the measure is an overreach of the Republican governor's powers and intrudes into employees' private lives. Scott's order expands drug testing to all employees, not just those who drive, carry weapons or deal with children.

Scott's office defends the measure as a way to make sure the state is paying for a healthy and productive workforce.

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