Drugs

09 July 2019
As with alcohol consumption, drug and other substance (e.g. solvent) abuse can cost employers significantly through absenteeism, reduced productivity and potential risks to safety. Employers should adopt a substance abuse policy, which should be clear in the disciplinary rules in the Employee Handbook. There is clearly a difference between using over the counter drugs - which may nonetheless impede the performance of say, someone operating machinery - and the abuse of illegal substances. For information about our Employee Handbook advice service, please visit our business service page.

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