I recently started a new job and was hired on without taking a drug test. The company has random test every 3 months or so.
I am on prescription pain medication and take them outside of work as needed for pain. Anyway, I recently had my drug test and was called by the testing companies MRO (Medical Review Officer). I explained to her that I could provide the precription information within 48 hours.
A few hours later the testing company contacted my employer and told them they found opiates in my system in their preliminary test results. They reported this to them before verifying my prescription, to my understanding this is illegal.
Secondly, when my manager approached me about the test results, he said "I had to provide the company (the one I work for) with my prescription information." If not, I would be suspended until I did or if I chose not to, I would be terminated. He said it was mandatory that he have my prescription information and that he must verify it himself.
I have been treated a lot different since they found out I'm using pain medication. Is there anything I can do from a legal standpoint? I'm a little uncomfortable the testing company revealed medical information about me without my consent and the company I work for demanded my medical information.
This is medication prescribed by the Veterans Administration for service related injuries.
Any information would be greatly appreciated.