Davies, Robert
March 2008
People Management;3/20/2008, Vol. 14 Issue 6, p21
The article discusses issues about alcohol, drug and gambling addiction in the workplace. It provides an analyses of the legal provisions of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, most notably with regard to the British employment law which generally takes the view of these addictions as illnesses, rather than misconduct issues. Two court cases related to this matter where discussed to illustrate the complications which may arise if a company fails to adhere with the correct policies surrounding an employee's dismissal on the grounds of addiction.


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