The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has upheld the decision of a mining company to terminate the employment of a female employee after testing positive for methylamphetamine on a mine site and potentially putting herself and her co-employees at risk.
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The Home Office of the United Kingdom has approved a mobile drug testing device that will enable police officers to conduct on-the-spot drug tests on drivers right there by the roadside, according to a report by David Barrett for The Telegraph.
Drug abuse in the workplace is a growing problem for many employers. Studies conducted about the issue may vary in their results, but they are one in saying that most illicit drug users are actually employed. With so many employed drug users, consequences abound for both employers and employees. Drugs and the workplace certainly don’t…
The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has ruled that the dismissal of a NSW car salesman for cocaine use at work and influencing a co-worker to do it with him was not unjust, unreasonable or harsh, says Kirsten Robb in a report for Smart Company.
It is but normal for employers to become increasingly concerned about the growing incidences of substance abuse in the workplace. Many employers, however, have decided to take action instead of worrying about it. They developed drug policies for their companies, with most of them instituting drug tests in the workplace in accordance with those policies.…
The State of Ohio has recently launched a new campaign that aims to help businesses that are worried about the rising levels of substance abuse among workers.
A growing number of students are reportedly turning to prescription drugs as stimulants in order to strike a balance between their studies, jobs, and social lives, says Eliza Edwards and Andrew Purcell in an article for The Sydney Morning Herald.
Like most governments, the United Kingdom’s drug policy is centred on the prohibition of addictive drugs. That policy, however, may be doing more harm than good, says Alexander Tyndall in an article for TES Connect.