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How to deal with alcoholism & substance abuse at work

In this episode 186 of the podcast I bring you information and ideas on how best to deal with issues of alcoholism and substance abuse at work.

In this episode of the podcast I cover:

  • Why employers need to think purposefully about how to deal with alcohol and substance abuse among employees.
  • Why alcohol and substance abuse issues may arise.
  • Your legal duties as an employer.
  • The impact of alcohol and substance abuse at work.
  • How to deal with disciplinary issues that arise as a result of alcohol and substance abuse.
  • Some practical tips for employers.

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This episode was as a result request from a listener who asked to cover the issue of alcohol at work. If you have any questions or particular issues that you would like covered please do email me, alison@realemploymentlawadvice.co.uk and I will ensure it is covered in a future episode.

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The information contained in this Podcast and post is provided for guidance and is a snapshot of the law at the time. It is provided for your information only and should not be used as a substitute for obtaining legal advice that it specific to your particular circumstances.

The guidance should not be relied upon in any decision making process. It is strongly recommended that you seek advice before taking action.

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