The Ohio Supreme Court recently ruled that employees giving urine samples under “direct observation” do not have a cause of action to sue their employer for breach of privacy. On the one hand, business owners know all too well the ways in which urine tests can be gamed (and the employees did sign releases). On the other, perhaps not the best way to begin an employment relationship (and a classic blunder of managing based on past, worst-case scenarios).
And, on the topic of “direct observation,” who would have guessed Jeffrey Toobin would do what he allegedly did on Zoom? Leave it to McSweeney’s to turn the incident into a teachable moment.