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Legal Alert - February 2019

A monthly checklist from Atom Content Marketing highlighting new and pending laws, regulations, codes of practice and rulings that could have an impact on your business.

Case law: Court gives guidance on dealing with employees who fail drug/alcohol tests

An employer must act reasonably towards an employee who has failed a drugs or alcohol test. It must take into account the employee’s record, what the employer’s policies say, any explanation given by the employee (and the possible need to investigate further) and the effect of any sanction on their future employment prospects, a recent ruling makes clear.

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