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    Should employers have access to drug use information?

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    "Drug use is information that is rightfully private and only in exceptional cases can an employer claim a right to know about such use."

    Defend or oppose this statement.

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    Question: "Drug use is information that is rightfully private and only in exceptional cases can an employer claim a right to know about such use." Defend or oppose this statement.

    Response: Generally speaking, medical records of any type (including drug use) should be considered private property of the employee. I strongly believe in the privacy of man. I do not espouse socialism in any form whatsoever, for I believe that man thrives most when free and independent. Of course, he is free to join himself to others voluntarily; however, never should it be under coercion. One of the basic tenets of socialism is the absence of privacy, or perhaps we should say, ...

    Solution Summary

    Whether or not an employer has the right to know about the drug use (if any) of its employees is a hotly contested issue. In this solution, we address the issue by focusing on the dual concepts of private property and responsibilities.

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