Drugs, Alcohol and Smoking: Tennessee
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: XpertHR Editorial Team
- Tennessee employers may prohibit drug and alcohol use in the workplace. See Drugs and Alcohol.
- Tennessee law permits the use of a form of medical marijuana under very limited circumstances. See Medical Marijuana.
- Employers may implement and enforce policies that prohibit the use, sale, possession, distribution, purchase and cultivation of drugs and alcohol in the workplace. See Drug and Alcohol Policies.
- Employers in Tennessee are not prohibited from conducting drug and alcohol testing of their employees or job applicants. However, Tennessee's voluntary drug-free workplace program requirements include a drug and alcohol testing policy. See Drug and Alcohol Testing.
- The Non-Smoker Protection Act prohibits smoking in most enclosed public places, which includes places of employment. See Smoking.
- "No smoking" signs must be conspicuously posted at workplace entrances. See Postings.
- Employers are not required to have a smoking policy, but may implement one that prohibits smoking in the workplace. See Smoking Policies.