if i was prescribed norco for pain and i get random tested for work will i test positive and can i be fired?

even though i have a prescription and severe back issue. I am a van driver transporting adults but never use the medicine unless im home. can they fire me or will they offer a different job and will i test positive for anything?

Asked By: matthew b - 11/16/2012
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Technically you can, as most jobs in all but Montana and Arizona are considered "at will" employment. This means the boss can terminate you at anytime , no reason needed.However, if you can prove that the drug was prescribed by a licensed physician, you may not get fired.
Answered By: WC - 11/16/2012
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You will test positive for opiates for 72 hours following every use of Norco. You cannot be fired if you have a valid prescription, but depending on your company's policy, they can refuse to let you drive. They can put you on medical leave or lay you off until you no longer need the medication depending on their policy... More
Answered By: Nurse Jacki - 11/16/2012
Make sure you have documentation from the Doctors office & go talk it over with your HR. I do not think you can be fired from taking a prescribed drug. Or talk it over with your doctor & get your prescription changed.
Answered By: Arpy - 11/16/2012
I recently visited a relative who mixes there meds with NSAID shelf meds you can buy. I didnt know but had took two Hydrocodones 5mg that looked jsut like the long excedrins. I took one friday then one sat morning. I had a DOT random hit monday afternoon. Well week later no call from the lab and they are good within... More
Answered By: Burnass Daveass - 11/16/2012
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