The legal guys may want to give you more detail to this, as far as i know it is a good time to get a union involved. I know when i signed my 3 month contract that i had to agree to random drug tests being done. I would start there... Now if i where you i would spend the money and go to a lawyer with a print out of that e-mail. She/he can help you... Also find out what the company policy is and how long it has been around.
Originally Posted by James Reid
now according to the
Employment Equity Act, 1998 (Act No. 55 of 1998)
Chapter II : Prohibition of Unfair Discrimination
7. Medical testing
(1) Medical testing of an employee is prohibited, unless—
(a) legislation permits or requires the testing; or
(b) it is justifiable in the light of medical facts, employment conditions, social policy, the fair distribution of employee benefits or the inherent requirements of a job.
(2) Testing of an employee to determine that employee's HIV status is prohibited unless such testing is determined to be justifiable by the Labour Court in terms of section 50(4) of this Act.