“We had experienced alcohol problems with a few of our employees over the years, and more recently with drugs. We have lost time through sick leave and with one of our managers we had a prolonged absence and negotiations with his union. After more than 50% of absence over a four year period we discovered that we had to allow him to return to work or face a tribunal.
“After contacting Addiction Solutions we have the experience to intervene much earlier when faced with this type of problem. We now have a Drugs and Alcohol Policy and drugs and alcohol issues, regarding absence and compliance with policy written into our employment contracts. Our managers have had training and we are now able to face the future in a more positive way. Absences have reduced enormously and we have drug testing kits which we can use randomly.
“Last month we were able to dismiss an employee legally, due to his alcohol dependency. I urge any employer having difficulty to contact Addiction Solutions; there’s no need to suffer loss of productivity or be afraid of unions or tribunals if you have the right policies in place.
- A N Other Manufacturing