The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence estimates the cost of alcohol-related absenteeism in England at £1.7 billion per year. We provide five tips for employers to respond to employee substance misuse.
We discuss how employers can respond to drug and alcohol misuse in the workplace by supporting employee wellbeing and using enforcement measures, such as drug testing.
We discuss how employers can support employees with substance misuse issues and respond to drug- or alcohol-related incidents in the workplace.
The British Medical Association's occupational medicine committee has published new guidance on best practice in terms of recruiting people with alcohol or drug dependency issues.
What can an employer do if a line manager who is responsible for enforcing a drug and alcohol testing policy refuses to take a test? We find out in Dyson v Asda Stores Ltd.
A manager who refused to take a "for cause" drug test was fairly dismissed because his employer was entitled to expect him to set an example for other staff, according to an employment tribunal.
An employment tribunal has held that an NHS trust unfairly dismissed an employee who was reported for coming to work smelling of alcohol, without further evidence that he was unfit for work.
A bus driver has been awarded nearly £84,000 after his employer failed to investigate his claim that traces of cocaine picked up on a mouth swab during a drug test were the result of contamination on his hands from passengers' banknotes.
Practical guidance on implementing drug and alcohol testing of employees, including data protection issues and random and "with cause" testing.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to employee health (alcohol and drugs).