Drugs, Alcohol and Smoking: Washington
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: XpertHR Editorial Team
- Washington employers may implement drug-free workplace policies. See Drugs and Alcohol.
- Washington employers may prohibit marijuana use in the workplace even though medical and recreational use is legal in the state. See 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 Washington are not prohibited from conducting drug and alcohol testing of employees and job applicants. See Drug and Alcohol Testing.
- Washington prohibits smoking in places of employment and public places. See Smoking.
- An employer must conspicuously post signs prohibiting smoking. See Postings.
- Employers are not required to have a smoking policy but may implement one that prohibits smoking in the workplace. See Smoking Policies.
- King County has requirements pertaining to smoking. See Local Requirements.