Recent research by the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development has found that 27% of people say their alcohol consumption has increased as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has exacerbated issues surrounding mental health with people turning to drugs and alcohol to help them cope. The impact of this is a decrease in productivity, potential increase in disciplinary and grievances as well as a serious impact on Health and Safety.
How can you help support your employees who have a drug and alcohol problem? Managers are not automatically experts in this area and should be trained in spotting the signs and know what to do in the first instance. What do you do if you hear rumours of employees misusing drugs and alcohol? What should you do if someone turns up to work under the influence of drugs or alcohol? We can answer your questions!
Businesses should be adopting a supportive culture but have the processes and structure behind to guide on how to manage issues and protect others in the business.
We can train you and your managers on how to manage drug and alcohol misuse at work and provide you with a tailored policy for you to follow. Get in touch with our Employment Law Solicitors and HR Consultants now!