Managing Drugs & Alcohol in the Workplace in Compliance with GDPR

Event Date: Tuesday 27 March 2018

Event details

Event Date: Tuesday 27 March 2018

Are you an HR Director/ Manager who will have to deal with Drugs and Alcohol in the workplace?

Do you find yourself confused or worried about Drugs and Alcohol in the workplace?

Do you recognise that you need to tackle the threat of Drugs and Alcohol in your workplace but don’t know where to start?

Do you need some professional advice and guidance on situations your encountering at work right now?

If so then this masterclass is for you.

In this masterclass we will cover everything you need to know about workplace Drug and Alcohol misuse to protect yourself, the company and your employees. We will break down everything into practical straight forward advice you can act on right away.

The issue of Drug and Alcohol use in the workplace is a complicated one, and understandably many HR professionals and employers may not understand how to start tackling and mitigating the damage that workplace substance misuse can cause. A recent study shows that 77% of all people whom admit to regular drug use are in employment with 44% admitting to dealing within the workplace.

From a legal and practical perspective, we as employers and HR professionals have a duty to take steps in resolving drug and alcohol misuse when it arises in our workplace – including how we can ask for and monitor health and personal information such as drug test results or occupational health reports.

In this masterclass we will cover-

Drugs, alcohol and prescribed/over the counter medication:

  1. -Your obligations and responsibilities as an employer.
  2. -What you should do about it.
  3. -What constitutes a robust substance misuse policy
  4. -How to ensure you are compliant with legislation including GDPR for taking, holding and sharing health and personal information
  5. -Protecting your company’s reputation.

Strategies for introducing and running an effective substance misuse programme:

  1. -How not to alienate the workforce and working with Unions and employee representative bodies.
  2. -Working with your company culture.
  3. -Amnesty periods and what to do if someone asks for help.

Testing and how it works:

  1. -What testing programmes will and won’t do for you.
  2. -What to do with the test results.

Q & A

The masterclasses operate under Chatham House rules, so feel free to bring any live cases for discussion if you wish.

Free breakfast and refreshments served from 09:00 onwards to provide opportunities for networking.

Places are limited and it’s on a first come first served basis.


Tickets are available at: 

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03333 448 288


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