Quote from otterpopp
As I try to seek answers, I am one of the unfortunate individuals who had two dilute urine screens and my job offer was rescinded. I don't use drugs!! I don't drink an excessive amount of water, but am a coffee drinker. Each of my tests was taken in the AM (because I am a morning person) and I can only assume that it is a result of the coffee that diluted my urine. I also workout 6 days/week, but certainly not a marathon runner. As a result of this upsetting episode (being dismissed from my first RN opportunity as a new grad) I visited my MD today and had a full kidney panel and 10-drug urine screen done on my own dime. It is my intention to appeal the drug screen and will take this further if necessary by seeking legal representation. Not for the sake of being hired by this company, but as an advocate for the next person who will be falsely accused as I feel I am.
Dilute urines are often viewed with suspicion...and in many cases, understandably so, because too many people who know they're going to pop positive have tried to circumvent the test. So now they flag these results. Some places automatically treat dilute urine as a positive; others will give the tester a second chance.
Fair? If you're not using drugs, not really. But it is what it is.
I honestly don't know if a lawyer will do you much good, otterpopp, as employers do have the right to hire--or not hire--someone based on their own criteria for drug screens. But I do wish you luck--I'd like to be proven wrong in this case.