Alcohol and Drug Testing in the Workplace – The next big thing?

Posted in : Essential Guide to Employment Contracts on 24 September 2019
Kiera Lee
Mills Selig
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In her latest article Kiera Lee, Director in Mills Selig discusses the importance of having an alcohol and drugs policy in place with clear rules about the consequences of working under the influence of drugs and alcohol.  She also states that it is important that the policy is made readily available to each employee at the start if their employment, which makes it easier to screen employees with little protest.

Alcohol and drugs are a common feature of modern life and can impinge on the workplace. Employers have become increasingly aware that the increased use of substances amongst employees can cause problems in the workplace such as reduced perceptual abilities, less efficiency and

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This article is correct at 24/09/2019

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Kiera Lee
Mills Selig

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