By Ashley Mazerolle, Marketing —
For years, there have been substances illegal in countries throughout the world. That said, people don’t abstain from using illegal substances. Smoking marijuana cost Kimberly Cue her job.
A 44-year-old chemical engineer, Ms. Cue, received a job offer to work for a medical device manufacturing company only to have that offer revoked. She received a call from the company’s HR department letting her know that she was no longer eligible for employment.
A pre-employment drug test was required, and it came back positive for marijuana. The swift acceptance of recreational and medicinal marijuana in the United States of America has forced employers to grapple with adapting to the changes. Last month, the state of Nevada passed a bill prohibiting employers from denying employment based on a positive marijuana drug test.
In New York City, a new bill currently awaiting Mayor Bill de Blaiso’s signature would enable potential employees to no longer be required to take drug tests. Several employers have already changed their policies on pre-employment drug screening. With unemployment at an all-time low, companies are finding that marijuana testing adds an unnecessary barrier in the hiring department.
EyeDetect is a lie detector that measures involuntary changes in the eyes when someone lies. These tests require no sensors or attachments to the examinee. EyeDetect can be used to test for murder, robbery, infidelity, illegal drug use, such as marijuana use, or any other illegal behavior.
I wonder if we could use EyeDetect to conduct pre-employment screening for all potential candidates. The HR team would be able to have peace of mind after having applicants participate in a quick, 15 to 30-minute test.
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