In dismissing a sacked worker’s claim of unfair dismissal, the Fair Work Commission has ruled that while saliva tests are better at detecting impairment at the time of the test, urine tests are not unreasonable.Read More
A commissioner for the Fair Work Commission or FWC has dismissed the claim of a mine worker sacked for being under the influence of drugs at work that her drink was spiked during her roster break.Read More
It can never be stated enough how important crafting a drug and alcohol policy in the workplace is. While alcoholism and drug abuse may seem like purely personal issues, it stops being that when their effects become apparent and felt in the workplace. And with almost 70 per cent of drug users being fully employed according to a United Nations report on worldwide drug use, the development and implementation of a drug and alcohol policy in the workplace becomes even more imperative for many employers.
If you’re an employer and you haven’t crafted a drug and alcohol policy yet, it’s about time you get it done.Read More
It’s alarming to learn that a United Nations report on worldwide drug use has revealed that Australia has the highest rates per capita of dangerous and illicit drug use in the world. Add to that the fact that nearly 70 per cent of drug users are actually employed full time. This should spur employers who haven’t created a drug-safe work environment just yet to finally make an effort to do so.Read More
Police officers in Greenock, Scotland have arrested a railway worker after discovering thousands of pounds’ worth of stashed in the van he uses for work, according to an article in the Greenock Telegraph. (more…)Read More
For Australians who are hoping the country will follow in the footsteps of a number of American states in allowing cannabis to be used legally as prescription medication, their hopes may have been dashed by a medical expert who says it won’t be approved for such use, according to an article on News.com.auRead More
After a thorough investigation, aerospace giant Boeing has decided to terminate the employment of four employees accused of selling and using drugs in the workplace, says a report by Dominic Gates for The Seattle Times. (more…)Read More