|Titre :||Drug testing in the workplace : The Report of the Independent Inquiry into Drug Testing at Work|
|Auteurs :||Independent inquiry into drug testing at work|
|Type de document :||Rapport|
|Editeur :||London : DrugScope, 2004|
|Autre Editeur :||York : Joseph Rowntree Foundation|
|Format :||104 p.|
|Discipline :||LOI (Loi et son application / Law enforcement)|
Thésaurus TOXIBASEMILIEU PROFESSIONNEL ; DEPISTAGE ; ETHIQUE ; LEGISLATION ; COUT ; RECOMMANDATION
Are there reliable ways of testing people for drugs use? Is it appropriate for employers to test staff for drugs or alcohol? If so, in what circumstances? Should applicants be turned down for jobs on the basis of a positive test?
What is the law relating to drug testing? What is the extent of drug testing in the UK at present, and how is that projected to change? Do British industries have sufficiently rigorous alcohol and drug policies to ensure that the public is not exposed to an unacceptable level of risk? What is testing expected to accomplish? Is it successful in that aim? In what circumstances, if any, should an employer discipline or dismiss staff for using drugs and alcohol? Does business have a legitimate interest in what people do in their own time? Where staff develop substance misuse problems, do employers have a responsibility to offer help? What is the law?
These are important questions that raise complex issues. But they have received surprisingly little detailed attention or independent analysis in the UK. The aim of this report from the Independent Inquiry on Drug Testing at Work (IIDTW) is to fill this gap. It provides a detailed and impartial review of the arguments around drug testing at work and seeks to put the whole issue into perspective at a time when private drug-testing companies are looking to expand.
The IIDTW's report is concerned with both illicit drugs and alcohol, and, unless otherwise stated, the term 'drug testing' should be taken to encompass alcohol testing too.
|Domaine :||Plusieurs produits / Several products|