Yes, Family Dollar drug tests for most of the company’s positions, and whether a drug test is performed also depends on the job location.
Multiple current and former Family Dollar employees report that drug testing was conducted. However, there have been some reports that no drug tests were performed pre-employment or otherwise. Additionally, there are some reports from current and former managers that, as of recently, store associates are no longer drug tested, but managers still are.
Listings on the Family Dollar careers website for maintenance worker/mechanic positions state that “use of a Schedule 1 drug, amphetamine, narcotic or any other habit forming drug is not permitted.” However, the Family Dollar Code of Ethics does not mention drug testing or any drug policy. Likewise, the Code of Business Conduct does not mention drug testing.
This information was obtained after hours of research from various websites with answers from current and former Family Dollar employees, its careers website, and its Code of Ethics.
What Type of Drug Test Does Family Dollar Use?
Our research indicates that in instances of drug testing, Family Dollar uses urine drug tests and mouth swab drug tests. Urine drug tests, including the instant varieties, can range from four-panel to sixteen-panel. The number of panels means the number of substances tested. The specific substances that are tested can vary depending on the type of test used. Five-panel is the most common one used.
Five-panel urine drug tests test for:
Mouth swab drug tests can detect a variety of different substances, including:
Drug screens are paid for by Family Dollar and performed either in-store or at an independent laboratory. There are reports from current and former employees that drug tests for those in manager positions are sent to an independent laboratory while store associates receive tests in-store.
When Does Family Dollar Drug Test?
Our research indicates that Family Dollar drug tests at orientation and if there is suspicion of substance use or in the event of a workplace accident. There have also been reports of random drug testing from current and former employees.
Family Dollar Drug Testing Process
How Long Do Family Dollar Drug Test Results Take?
When conducted at a laboratory, urine and mouth swab drug tests can generally take a few days to produce a result. The instant urine and mouth swab drug tests produce a result immediately.
What Happens If You Fail a Drug Test at Family Dollar?
Failing a pre-employment drug test at Family Dollar prevents you from getting hired. Failing a random drug test at Family Dollar can lead to disciplinary action, including termination. You may contest a positive drug screen, but you would need to pay for the second drug test. Reports from current and former employees state that in the event of a positive drug test that is not contested, you would have to wait a few months and would subsequently have to restart the application process.
Does Family Dollar Call You If You Fail a Drug Test?
Yes. Current and former employees report that you will get a phone call with the drug test results.
Employee Drug Testing Policies for Family Dollar
Does Family Dollar Drug Test Warehouse Employees?
According to accounts from current and former Family Dollar employees, warehouse employees at some locations are drug tested while others are not.
Does Family Dollar Drug Test Employees?
Our research indicates that drug testing varies by location. For example, some current and former store and warehouse employees report drug testing, while others say there is no drug testing. Of the locations that perform drug tests, some also require random drug tests in addition to a pre-employment drug test. Drug testing is also required if there is suspicion of drug use and for on-the-job accidents that result in injury or property damage.
Does Family Dollar Drug Test for a Promotion?
Reports from multiple current and former employees state that there is no drug testing for a promotion, although one manager stated that Family Dollar does drug test for promotions. Keep in mind, however, that some locations perform random drug testing.
Does Family Dollar Drug Test If You Get Injured on the Job?
Yes, Family Dollar requires drug tests after on-the-job accidents. This is consistent with most companies who drug test after accidents in the workplace that result in damage to property or injury within the workplace. This is for liability reasons, as a positive drug test would void any potential worker’s compensation claims.
Marijuana Drug Testing at Family Dollar
Does Family Dollar Drug Test for Weed?
Of the locations that drug test, THC is included in the drug test, whether it is urine or mouth swab.
Does Family Dollar Accept a Medical Marijuana Card?
Multiple current and former employees state that medical marijuana is not accepted.