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Baggs v. Eagle-Picher Industries, Inc.

750 F. Supp. 264 (1990)

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Baggs v. Eagle-Picher Industries, Inc.

United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan

750 F. Supp. 264 (1990)

Facts

Eagle-Picher Industries, Inc. (Eagle-Picher) (defendant) operated a plant that manufactured car parts. Employees working at the plant used potentially hazardous equipment such as hydraulic presses and forklifts. Eagle-Picher was notified of a drug problem among its plant employees. As a result, in April 1989, Eagle-Picher implemented a drug-free-workplace policy. On July 17, Eagle-Picher notified its employees that it would begin drug testing under this policy. On August 10, Eagle-Picher began drug testing its employees. Ralph Baggs and other employees (plaintiffs) sued Eagle-Picher, claiming that the drug testing tortiously invaded their privacy under the state-law tort of intrusion on seclusion. Eagle-Picher filed a motion for summary judgment.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Bell, J.)

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