An examination of drug testing and corporate responsibility

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An examination of drug testing and corporate responsibility

But while the justification for testing is often given as safety, the real motivation can be less worthy. Troublesome workers have found themselves on the receiving end of drug and alcohol tests and disciplinary action. The ILO report says: A recent case of unfair dismissal in the United Kingdom illustrates the point.

He soon found himself mistreated by colleagues and was subsequently moved to a desk job. He was sacked after allegedly failing a routine drug test and refusing to take a second one. The company claimed that the dismissal was unrelated to the fine, but the employment tribunal found in favour of the worker.

In AugustAustralian airline Qantas outraged its workforce by proposing targeted drug and alcohol testing of all workers who take sick leave. Under the plan, the airline would test sick workers not just for illegal, but also prescription drugs, with workers who refuse the test facing dismissal.

A legal challenge to Air New Zealand's plans to drugs test its workers was heard by the courts in October Six unions, led by the EPMU, say the airline has no legal right to test its 10, employees for traces of drugs or alcohol.

A ruling is expected early in Drugs tests unlawful, say unions The drug tests don't work A Hazards investigation into existing UK drug and alcohol testing programmes at work found there may be trouble ahead.

BFAWU reports that a trial subsequently discovered "there is no need for this type of policy and the cost associated with it. The company wants to increase the level of random tests from 5 per cent to 10 per cent of the workforce per year.

An examination of drug testing and corporate responsibility

One UK company says its mail order testing kit "will fit easily into routine medical screens Employers also use the kit after workplace accidents to exclude employee drug and alcohol use as a causal element.

The tests might indicate illegal drug use - but they might also give a positive result for a worker on prescription or over-the-counter medications Hazards And the economics aren't as simple as they first appear. Still, new gizmos and do-it-yourself kits are appealing to employers.

Breathalysers are already used in some workplaces. While the government hasn't yet expressed a view on drug and alcohol testing, it has shown an unhealthy interest on keeping tabs on public employees.

And in October, the Prison Service announced it was introducing compulsory breathalyser tests for its 45, staff.

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Infact, closer scrutiny of workplace practices would on many occasions be more instructive. A study published in the 30 August edition of the British Medical Journal, for example, concludes prison life is damaging to the mental health of both prisoners and prison staff.

Reduce the stress and increase the staffing and you could almost certainly lock up the breathalysers for good. Health and Safety Executive reports in and identified teachers as an occupational group struggling to cope with excessive workloads and stress - and there is evidence they are turning to drink and prescription drugs as a result.

A September survey by Wrexham council found teachers and other school staff are turning to anti-depressants and alcohol to cope with rising stress levels. The council received replies to 2, questionnaires distributed to teaching and administrative staff.

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Of those surveyed, 10 per cent were taking some form of anti-depressant and 30 per cent said they were drinking more alcohol than they used to. The GPMU's model drug and alcohol policy recognises this effect.

We are therefore committed to identifying and reducing workplace stress factors. The social pressure to drink can be stronger in some working communities. Irregular hours, travel and separation from the family, and the strain of a heavy workload are just some of the common job-related causes of alcohol abuse.

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