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90% of homeworkers drink booze during working hours Publication date: 15.01.2021
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In a survey of 1,300 homeworkers, most admitted to drinking during working hours. Whilst you can ban alcohol consumption during working hours for homeworkers, it’s difficult to police. What else could you do?
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Alcohol misuse on the rise Publication date: 03.06.2020
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The sudden transition to homeworking, shorter hours and furlough arrangements have contributed to a rise in alcohol misuse amongst employees. What should you do if you suspect that an employee is struggling with booze?
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The benefits of alcohol-free Christmas parties Publication date: 05.11.2019
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It’s been reported that many law firms will be holding alcohol-free Christmas parties this year. If you’re arranging a festive get-together for your employees, should you consider making it an alcohol-free event too?
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Workplace parties, alcohol and accidents Publication date: 13.06.2019
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An employee was seriously injured at a work party after a drunken attendee tried to lift her up. She claimed that the employer was liable for her injuries, but the High Court disagreed. Why was this?
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Alcohol-related performance problems Publication date: 24.01.2019
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An employee’s work is suffering and there’s strong evidence which suggests they’ve developed a drink-related problem. Can you insist that they seek professional help for it and, if they refuse, can you take disciplinary action?
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Substance misuse assistance Publication date: 02.07.2018
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Public Health England (PHE) has released a new toolkit to help employers deal with workplace drug, alcohol and tobacco misuse issues. Is it worth a look?
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Q&A - working under the influence of alcohol Publication date: 18.05.2018
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Q&A - working under the influence of alcohol..Q. If we suspect that an employee is working under the influence of alcohol, what action are we permitted to take? A. In this situation, don’t jump to conclusions. Two managers or senior employees should speak to the employee in private. State what’s been observed, e.g. “you look unsteady on your...
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Can you ban alcohol at lunchtimes? Publication date: 15.03.2017
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Apparently, employees at Lloyd’s of London are up in arms because they’ve been banned from drinking alcohol at lunchtimes. As breaks are classed as private time, is a rule like this enforceable?
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Can you dismiss just because they smell of alcohol? Publication date: 29.06.2015
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An employee has turned up to work smelling pretty bad and it’s obvious that it’s alcohol. Can you sack them simply because they reek of it or would a dismissal for this reason be inviting trouble?
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Can you dismiss an alcoholic? Publication date: 13.01.2015
Article database » Dismissal » Dismissal
Apparently, 57% of employees regularly drink excessive amounts of alcohol. What if you discover that one of your own members of staff has a serious drink problem. Would this be sufficient grounds to dismiss them?
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