FAQs - Workers' Compensation

Q. Do these policy updates change the way an employee reports a work-related injury?
A. No. You or your supervisor should contact the Workers' Care 24-hour access line immediately (800-440-6285) to report the incident

Q. What happens if an employee refuses to submit to a post-accident drug testing?
A. Refusal to submit to testing will be considered a violation of Human Resources Policy and Procedure #96.0: Workers’ Compensation. The issue will be referred to HR Employee Relations staff who will work in conjunction with the employee’s supervisor. It is likely the employee will be subject to corrective action up to and including termination from employment.

Q. What happens if an employee tests positive for a substance which could be found in a prescription drug?
A. This will be investigated on a case by case basis by the University.

Q. What if an employee tests positive for recreational illegal drugs or for controlled substances for which the employee has no valid prescription?
A. A positive test will be considered a violation of HR Policy & Procedure (HRP&P) #13.0: Drug Abuse. The issue will be referred to HR Employee Relations staff who will work in conjunction with the employee’s supervisor. It is likely the employee will be subject to corrective action up to and including termination from employment.

Q. What happens if an employee tests positive for alcohol?
A. This will be investigated on a case by case basis by the University. A test result of .04 BAC or higher, .04 BAT or higher, or equivalent will be considered a violation of HR Policy & Procedure (HRP&P) #14.0: Alcohol Abuse. The issue will be referred to HR Employee Relations staff who will work in conjunction with the employee’s supervisor. It is likely the employee will be subject to corrective action up to and including termination from employment.

Q. What happens if an employee misses the deadline to be tested?
A. This will be investigated on a case by case basis.