The United States Department of Transportation regulates that certain employees engaged in oil and gas pipeline operations are required to submit to random drug testing. The employee does not have to be suspected of drug use before being tested. Review the documents found at https://www.transportation.gov/odapc.
If the employees challenge this rule in court, will the rule be upheld? What is a police state? If the United States were a police state, privacy and other rights that we often take for granted could be commonplace and easily justified in the interest of security. If that were the situation, would a case like this one have even come before a court? What is a safety sensitive position? Why are these positions highly regulated? What advantages are there to an employer to use basic principles of fairness in investigating and disciplining employees? Do you think that employees who feel that they are being treated fairly will likely be more productive and more loyal than employees who are arguably mistreated? Why or why not?
Through writing this assignment, you will be responsible for using a minimum of 2 scholarly/peer-reviewed sources (e.g. GMC Library). Textbooks are not considered a scholarly/peer-reviewed source; however, they may still be included as a supplemental reference.
Your assignment is to be a minimum of 500 words. Going over the minimum page length requirement is acceptable; however, I am not looking for a 10+ page essay.
Be as thorough as possible when writing your assignment, and remember, this is an academic assignment, so no “text-talk,” no conversational tone, and ABOVE ALL OTHER THINGS… don’t plagiarize!! Lastly, spell-check and proofread your work! Failure to follow these steps will negatively impact your grade.
For this course, you will submit the graded activity using Turnitin. An Originality Report will become available within a few minutes after your first submission. Inside the Originality Report will be a Similarity Index. The Similarity Index shows a percentage of the material in your paper which matches other sources found by Turnitin. You will be expected to have a Similarity Index of less than 20%. If your Similarity Index is greater than 20% you will need to review your Originality Report to be sure that you have paraphrased your work appropriately, and cited your sources correctly.
The Originality Report will help you to avoid plagiarism and improve the quality and content of your essay. It is strongly suggested that you keep direct quotations to a minimum, and never copy and paste text without proper citations. You have until the activity due date to resubmit your work, however, there will be a 24-hour delay before the Originality Report becomes available. It is your responsibility to submit your activity on time, with a Similarity Index of less than 20%.
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