Updated to include Acas guidance on promoting positive mental health in the workplace.
As reports emerge that employees at Lloyd's of London have been banned from drinking alcohol during the working day, we look at issues employers need to consider when enforcing alcohol or drug policies.
The High Court has held that an employer was not vicariously liable for a managing director's "brutal assault" of an employee during a drinking session after the employer's Christmas party.
We discuss how employers can support employees with substance misuse issues and respond to drug- or alcohol-related incidents in the workplace.
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.
In Cox v Ministry of Justice  IRLR 370 SC, the Supreme Court held that the Ministry of Justice was vicariously liable for the negligent act of a prisoner while he was working in a prison kitchen.
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