Employee Arrived at Work Under the Influence of Drugs

Posted in : How do I handle it NI on 19 December 2017
Patricia Rooney
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I am the Human Resources Manager in a manufacturing business and I have been asked by one of the Operation Managers to dismiss an employee as he alleges the employee arrived for work under the influence of drugs.  The employee has been suspended: he is still under his probationary period.  How should I handle this?”

I suggest you establish the full facts surrounding the employee’s attendance at work and why the Operation Manager believes that he arrived under the influence of drugs.   You should consider if there is information available which establishes the grounds leading the Manager to this view?  Are there any other witnesses who might provide some information

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