Drug test

Hi i am from guatemala is really nice to see that i am not alone in the world with this.

I has a job interview yesterday followed by a urine Drug test that i was not able to provide by any means.

Of course i did not got the job since it was taken as a refussal to get tested.

My question will be , is there any international policy that i can use on this cases ?

I will star your workshops btw thanks

#483 by Javier

Hi Javier

Good to hear from you and glad you found our website. I am sorry about your not getting the job. The drug test being part of a job application is more common in the USA, and the International Paruresis Association has been working hard to get regulations changed there.

As far as I know there is no international policy you can use. However if Guatemala has any legislation about Disability Discrimination, you could say that you are effectively disabled by your condition and so should not be penalised.

Secondly you could argue that you are not refusing to be tested, but are unable to provide a urine sample on demand for reasons out of your control; but you are very willing to have a blood test, or a saliva test. Would you be able to provide a urine sample in say a closed toilet or cubicle, with no time pressure? If so, you could offer that.

Are you able to find a sympathetic doctor who is willing to listen to your description of shy bladder? If so, could that doctor give you a medical note explaining that you cannot pee on demand? Assuming the doctor can read English, you could show him our website www.ukpt.org.uk , and the section Professionals, Drug Testing and For General Practitioners (the UK term for a family doctor).

If you email me your address, I can arrange for our glossy brochure to be sent to you, for you to show doctors and drug testers, as proof that the condition is real.

The IPA has recently run a one day workshop online which they say went well. We in the UK are now considering doing the same. Does that interest you?

You say “I will star your workshops btw”. What did you mean by “star”?

I hope this helps. Do come back on this forum, or if you prefer to me using the email address under contacts.

Best wishes


#484 by andrew
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