Of course, demanding urine samples without good reason is invasive, promotes an atmosphere of mistrust and won't detect evidence of other common performance-impeding habits, such as binge drinking or all-night World of Warcraft campaigns. If you still feel compelled to tell the boss what you think of this policy, emphasizing those business-related drawbacks might be more effective than huffing and puffing about morals.
Thanks to Sharon Snyder, of the national law firm, Ober Kaler.
Karla L. Miller writes an advice column on navigating the modern workplace. Each week she will answer one or two questions from readers. Miller has written for and edited tax publications for 16 years, most recently for the accounting firm KPMG's Washington National Tax office. You can find her on Twitter, @KarlaAtWork.