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    Should Employers Be Told About Drug Use?

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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.

    How is your response to this assignment consistent with moral philosophy ? Explain. If it is not consistent with that philosophy, explain why your philosophy has changed.

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    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, the absence of private property. Under a socialist state, all property is "collectively" owned. That's just a subtly polite ...

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    409 words on how an employee's body is their private property and how an employer must respect that privacy.