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Alcohol, Drugs & Employment 2nd ed


ISBN13: 9780702194061
Published: December 2011
Publisher: Juta Law
Country of Publication: South Africa
Format: Paperback
Price: £45.00



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Alcohol, Drugs & Employment is the new edition of the popular Alcohol, Employment & Fair Labour Practice. Like its predecessor, this book is a practical guide for labour lawyers, employers, trade unions, HR managers and occupational health professionals, in South Africa, who must grapple with the problems of substance abuse in the workplace.

Alcohol, Drugs & Employmentexplains the case law on substance abuse in South Africa and also provides a useful international legal comparison. The book recommends procedures for identifying, controlling and treating substance abuse.

It includes templates and procedural guidelines for pre-employment testing, employee testing and fair disciplinary action. Alcohol, Drugs & Employment also sets out the procedure for introducing and implementing a comprehensive substance-abuse policy in the workplace.

Subjects:
South Africa, Criminal Law, Employment Law, Other Jurisdictions
Contents:
A framework for analysing alcohol problems in the workplace
The extent of the problem: alcohol
Drugs and drug abuse: an introduction
Extent of the problem: drugs
Causes of the problem: psychosocial, environmental and cultural
The risk assessment approach: managing alcohol and drug misuse within the organisation
The effects of alcohol on the individual
The effects of drugs
Objective ways of identifying trends of substance abuse problems in the workplace
Legal obligations of employees, employers and trade unions
Testing – identifying alcohol and drug problems and intoxication in the individual employee
Legal aspects of pre-employment screening
Legal aspects of testing employees
Fair discipline
The role of the occupational health professional
Treatment: the employee patient
Treatment of the organisation
Treatment: employee assistance programmes
The workplace as a setting for substance abuse prevention initiatives
Introducing new alcohol and drug procedures and rules
Proposed substance abuse policy and procedural agreement
Appendixes.