Failing a random drug and alcohol test in Wisconsin.

by Shelley
(Milwaukee, WI)

I have been driving trucks, buses, vans, etc (of all sizes)for the last 20 years. I was with my last company for 9 years. Last month I was given a random drug and alcohol two hours before my shift and I below a .36. I was let go from the job and I would like to know if would eligible for unemployment benefits.

Hi Shelley,

Apparently Wisconsin doesn't have a specific statute addressing drug and alcohol tests, so it falls under Misconduct, but there is a lot of information about the subject in the Wisconsin Digest of UC decisions

So why you don't first read the decisions and if you see a possibility for getting benefits .. then if you still need help contact me or talk to a lawyer if that makes you feel better.


Comments for Failing a random drug and alcohol test in Wisconsin.

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Sep 05, 2011
by: Anonymous

They just changed the unemployment law in Wisconsin, if you are let go because you fail a drug test or refuse to take one voluntarily you are ineligible for benefits.

Could you provide the web address of the change so I might link to it?


Click here to add your own comments

Return to Unemployment Benefits Questions.

Unemployment Appeal Assistance

Low Cost Qualified Appeal Coach

 Representation at an Unemployment Appeal 

Find Out More -   A Free Initial Consultation is Part of The Deal.


Search This Site

Eligibility  Questions 

 Eligibility Answers 

Work Smart News

Leverage for All Employees

Your E-mail Address
First Name

Don't worry — your e-mail address is totally secure.
I promise to use it only to send you Work Smart News.