Go Ahead ... Ask!
"We’re a small, close-knit company. How do we maintain confidentiality about our drug-free workplace (DFWP) program when everyone is so ‘in the know’ with one another?"
That’s tough – we get it. Small companies can feel like families (and many often are). As program administrator of your DFWP program, it could feel natural and tempting to share suspicions you have about an employee’s alcohol/drug use with a peer.
While an employee has the freedom to discuss their personal matters with whomever they choose, it’s important that you as a DFWP program administrator control what you discuss and with whom you discuss it ...