Drug and alcohol testing in the workplace

The Fair Work Commission has repeatedly upheld dismissals for breaches of alcohol and drug policies in safety sensitive industries such…

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Drug and alcohol policies and the workplace

The Fair Work Commission has found a dismissal based upon an employee’s alleged failure to comply with what the employer…

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When will a zero tolerance policy to drugs or alcohol be upheld?

I am satisfied that it was reasonable for Coles to have a D&A policy of the kind implemented here and…

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Zero tolerance drugs policy again upheld

A senior member of the Fair Work Commission has re-affirmed that it will support employers with zero tolerance policies to…

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Zero tolerance drug and alcohol policy supported by FWC

Although reasonably rare, the Fair Work Commission will occasionally (and frankly and regrettably depending upon which member of the Commission…

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Drug testing in the workplace; implications of ambiguity

“I accept the observation of the Full Bench in Owen Sharp v BCS Infrastructure Support Pty Ltd (2015) FWCFB 1033…

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Mixed messages and a bob each way by the Fair Work Commission in zero alcohol tolerance cases

The Fair Work Commission is sending mixed messages to Australian workplaces about its support for employers which have zero tolerance…

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By hook or by crook; urine or saliva drug and alcohol testing?

A Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission has upheld the right of an employer engaged in the transportation of…

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He was slurring his words my lord; positive test for cannabis at work

There is currently no scientific test which can measure whether an employee is impaired in his or her functions in…

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Fair Work Commission opts for saving lives over private lives in urine and oral fluid random drug testing in the workplace

The Fair Work Commission has backed a company’s bid to introduce random mandatory drug testing, either by oral fluids or…

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