With the growing number of states legalizing the use of marijuana, the workforce has seen a shift in pre-employment requirements from employers. One of these shifts has many companies advertising “THC-Friendly” employment opportunities; WSI included.
But what does “THC-friendly” actually mean?
For WSI, THC-friendly means we are no longer screening for THC during pre-employment drug tests. It’s important to note that this does not apply for every job opportunity; being THC-friendly is at the discretion of each employer where WSI associates may be placed on assignment.
Alternatively, a THC-friendly position does not mean it’s ok to show up to work under the influence. Work environments remain drug-free. Actions such as possessing, selling, trading, or offering drugs/alcohol are grounds for termination from your position.
This also means you’re still subject to random drug screens throughout the duration of your employment. In the event that there is a work-related accident, such as crashing a forklift, you will be drug tested to confirm whether or not the incident was drug-related.
What you do off the clock will not affect your job status as long as it does not affect your work performance. Our goal here at WSI is to balance our respect for individuals while also maintaining a safe, productive, and drug-free environment.
For more information, please visit our website to view our full drug & alcohol policy.