Unauthorized employees administering drug test

I recently applied for a receptionist position at Malone Solutions Staffing in Lagrange, GA. I was scheduled for an interview today 11/07/16 at 9:45am. When I arrived at the facility, she took a copy of my drivers license, social security card, high school diploma and bachelors degree. After getting back my documents the receptionist told me that I had to take a drug test.

There was a woman before me who took hers and then the receptionist told me to come in the restroom and do mine. I did not see her take the specimen cup out of a plastic wrapping and the cup did not have a lid on it or nowhere near it. The cup was laying on a metal tray with a napkin under it. Before taking my test she had me put an alcohol swab in my mouth to get some saliva on it. Once I took it out my mouth, she said okay and told me to pee in the cup.

I peed in the cup, washed my hands and opened the bathroom door. The receptionist came in, put a glove on, picked up the cup and said that my urine was not turning the black line colors. She then took the cup and tilted it to see if my urine would touch the line and make it change colors. When it did not, she told me that I had "cold urine" and that I had failed the drug test and had to reapply in 6 months.

After leaving, I called Malone Solutions Staffing agency and talked to the receptionist. I told her that it just didn't sound right to me because I have never done drugs in my life. The same receptionist proceeded to tell me that I had cold urine and that there was nothing they could do. Then she said "I can transfer you to Donna, but she is going to tell you the same thing."

She then transferred me to Donna and Donna could not explain to me what cold urine was and how it could make you fail a drug test. Donna ended the conversation by saying that they have to follow procedure and there is nothing they can do about it and "it is what it is." After hanging up with Donna, I called Malone Solutions Staffing corporate number and left a message. No one has called me back yet.

I have never felt so embarrassed and disrespected in my life. I have never did drugs and I feel like I was being discriminated against because of the color of my skin and because of the position I was applying for. I have never done a drug test where I was giving a cup without a lid. I do not believe that their receptionist followed protocol and I do not believe that she was authorized to administer that test. What should I do in this situation?

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