Does Target drug test its employees? Target has implemented a discerning approach to drug testing, focusing specifically on employees holding “safety sensitive” positions that require heightened attention and responsibility. These positions include security guards and individuals operating warehouse machinery. The company made a significant policy revision in 2014, potentially in response to the changing landscape of recreational marijuana legalization in several states. By adapting its policy, Target aims to strike a balance between ensuring a safe working environment and respecting evolving attitudes towards marijuana use.