Are you curious about the biggest companies that do not drug test? Now you can read about them, as Insider Monkey has recently published an interesting article about this topic. Drug testing employees is more common in the U.S than anywhere else, with more than 50% of employers now requiring pre-employment drug testing. In Canada, drug testing is regarded as an invasion of privacy. European employees also have greater privacy rights than their American counterparts. Drug testing is also less prevalent in many Asian countries, including China and India.
Many arguments point towards the fact that drug testing does not make much sense given the costs, especially now that marijuana has been legalized in some states. Indeed, the majority of employees who test positive do so either for marijuana or a prescription medication. Surprisingly enough, employers are within their rights to fire employees for marijuana use even in states where usage of the plant has been legalized.
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked two companies from their list.
Gap Inc. (NYSE:GPS) is a leading global retailer offering clothing, accessories and personal care products for men, women, and children. Over the last 46 years, the company has come a long way, from just a single store to being a global apparel retail company. Gap owns iconic brands like Gap (obviously), Banana Republic, Old Navy, Athleta, and Intermix. Gap Inc. (NYSE:GPS) has a wide geographic footprint, selling its products in 90 countries through 3,300 stores, 400 franchise stores, and e-commerce websites. Though the Gap Inc.’s policies and career pages do not speak specifically about drug testing of employees, various job and question-answer forums suggest that the company does not drug test its employees.
Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR), the news and social networking website, is known for providing some of the best benefits packages to its employees. According to sources, the company does not drug test its employees. Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) is always on the lookout for talented people and generally hires them from its website, through referrals, and at conferences and recruiting events. The company also has a good track record of providing full-time jobs to its interns.
For any further interesting information read Insider Monkey’s article about 10 biggest companies that do not drug test