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The Vermont Statutes Online

The Vermont Statutes Online have been updated to include the actions of the 2023 session of the General Assembly.

NOTE: The Vermont Statutes Online is an unofficial copy of the Vermont Statutes Annotated that is provided as a convenience.

Title 21 : Labor

Chapter 005 : Employment Practices

Subchapter 011 : Drug Testing

(Cite as: 21 V.S.A. § 512)
  • § 512. Drug testing of applicants; prohibitions; exceptions

    (a) General prohibition. Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, an employer or an employment agency shall not, as a condition of employment, do any of the following:

    (1) request or require that an applicant for employment take or submit to a drug test;

    (2) administer or attempt to administer a drug test to an applicant for employment; or

    (3) request or require that an applicant for employment consent, directly or indirectly, to a practice prohibited under this subchapter.

    (b) Exception. An employer may require an applicant for employment to submit to a drug test only if all of the following conditions are met:

    (1) Conditional offer of employment. The applicant has been given an offer of employment conditioned on the applicant receiving a negative test result.

    (2) Notice. The applicant received written notice of the drug testing procedure and a list of the drugs to be tested. The notice shall also state that therapeutic levels of medically-prescribed drugs tested will not be reported. The notice required under this subdivision may not be waived by the applicant.

    (3) Administration. The drug test is administered in accordance with section 514 of this title. (Added 1987, No. 61, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1987; amended 2001, No. 92 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. May 1, 2002.)