It can be an awkward situation to say the least. An employee arrives to work with signs of impairment. What’s to be done?
Firing on the spot is rarely acceptable and could be against the law. But ignoring the problem is also inadvisable — even dangerous.
Find the answers during a Kamloops Chamber of Commerce workshop on Wednesday.
The chamber’s social issues committee addresses the dos and don’ts of dealing with suspected drug and alcohol in the workplace with guest speakers Hugh MacInnes, Don Anderson and Debra Sloat.
They will share crucial tips on how employers and managers can construct policies and manage such issues.
MacInnes of HM Law practiced employment and human rights and harassment law for 20 years. He was in-house counsel at a multinational corporation for 13 years and not only assisted in the development of a drug and alcohol testing policy, but also supervised the successful defence of the policies through a national grievance process.
Anderson, owner and operator of TQM Consulting, has provided business services to a variety of organizations over more than 19 years in Kamloops.
Sloat, a resources specialist who recently partnered with Simply Communicating, teaches at Thompson Rivers University in the human resources program.
The workshop is $20 for chamber members and $25 for others. Lunch is not included. Tickets can be purchased by calling 250-372-7722 or emailing email@example.com.