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Asked on: 6/26/13, 10:56 pm

I started a position a position last Monday. I underwent drug testing before starting the postion. Last Friday, late in the afternoon, after attending training classes, a young man came up and said he was to escort me off the premises. I was in shock. He told me he didn't know the reason and I would have to call. After entering my vehicle, and leaving the property, I called HR and was told that someone told HR I smelled of alcohol. I was numb at first. Now, I am so offended. HR, is supposidly investigating. But, If in fact they really believed the accusation to be true. did they not in fact commit negligance in letting me drive a vehicle? (I assure you it was not) And, also, was I not entitled to an alcohol test before they could do this? I would have gladly submitted. If this is the policy, I could walk in this building, today, as a visitor, and make the accusation against any employee. I am befuddled and embarassed. I have an excellent employment record. I am wondering if someone made the accusation due to my vast experience and knowledge and felt, well, threatened by my being hired. I also know there are whistle blower policies, so even though I suspect which employee made the accusation. I know they do not have to tell me. I have gone from initial shock, to being offended. I have never and would never do such a thing. Do I have any rights in this issue?

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