The Washington Post—alongside the New York Times, the New York Daily News, USA Today, Hearst magazines, and a bunch of other media companies—still drug-tests its employees for substances including marijuana. Soon, the paper may take its own writers’ advice and stop doing that.
Mike Madden, deputy editor of the paper’s Outlook and PostEverything sections, tweeted this dispatch from an all-staff meeting this afternoon:
News from Washington Post all-staff townhall: The Post is re-examining its policy on drug testing for marijuana.— Mike Madden (@MikeMadden) June 8, 2016
Madden also tweeted that the comment about re-examining the paper’s drug policy came in response to an employee question, and that no formal change has actually been issued. A spokesperson for the paper confirmed to Fortune that it is reviewing its policy.
Great! Drug testing your employees is a crappy thing to do for all sorts of reasons, not least of which is it keeps you from hiring otherwise wonderful candidates who may enjoy a spliff when they get home in the evening. More companies should be treating their workers like the responsible adults they are.