At any point of time, you as an employer will have to deal with an employee suffering from alcohol or drug addiction and its definitely going to cost you! An addicted employee comes with baggage like absenteeism issues, production issues and the likes of work-related problems. It is unfortunate when an employer has not had the foresight to have a solid drug and alcohol policy in place prior to facing with an actual issue. Without these policies, employees do not know what to expect, and employers wonder what they can legally do and what they should do as a practical matter. This informative audio-conference by Susan Fahey Desmond will help you understand legal issues associated with addictions and how to write a strong drug and alcohol policy.
Addiction being a ‘progressive’ disease bares it fangs wide and soon conquers the workplace habits of an employee as well. Addictions can happen to anyone in your organization – including the ones at the top management. Sometimes you are compelled to give your employees a chance to overcome his/her addiction and sometimes you may be legally required to do so. Do you know what the law requires of you? What policies should you have in place to deal with employees with drug or alcohol problems? These pertinent questions and much more will be covered in the audio conference that will provide practical insight into all these pressing issues. Additionally, the audio conference will cover cases where the employer ‘handled it correctly’, winning the lawsuit and cases where the employer ‘handled it wrong’.
Who Should Attend
This audio conference will provide valuable assistance to labor and employment law in house counsel, human resource professionals, risk managers, benefits specialists.
Susan Fahey Desmond
Susan Fahey Desmond is a partner with Jackson Lewis, LLP, which has offices in over 54 cities across the United States. She has been representing management in all aspects of labor in employment law since 1985. She is listed in Best Lawyers in America and has been named by Chamber USA as one of America’s Leading ... More info