Substance Misuse At Work - What Healthcare Employers Need to Know
- AuthorJCP Solicitors
Substance misuse at work is a growing issue that all employers need to be aware of, including within the healthcare sector.
The use of drugs or alcohol at home can lead to impaired function and lower productivity the next day at work. And, of course, the use of drugs and alcohol within the workplace itself, or during someone’s breaks, can lead to greatly increased risks of accident or harm, both to those who have used drugs and alcohol and to their colleagues or to any members of the public they might come in contact with.
Employers, Managers and HR Professionals need to look carefully at their policies and procedures and consider whether they are robust enough to tackle this issue, since there are serious legal implications for employers who fail to address substance misuse at work.