What can we do if an employee is caught taking drugs at the party?

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A NI on 7 December 2010
Emma-Jane Flannery
Arthur Cox
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As a general rule you are entitled to take a much tougher approach to drug abuse as opposed to alcohol abuse. The use of drugs at a work-related social event will justify disciplinary action, in appropriate cases including dismissal. As mentioned above, remember to follow a fair procedure and comply with the statutory disciplinary procedures. You should also bear in mind that you may commit a criminal offence if you know that illegal drugs are being used or distributed on your premises and do not take steps to prevent it. Back to Q&A's This article is correct at 02/09/2015
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Emma-Jane Flannery
Arthur Cox

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