Hicksons Partner, Sarah Jones, featured in Australian Mining discussing drug and alcohol testing and policies

  • 14 Feb 2018

Balancing work health and safety (WHS) responsibilities and employment relations matters in the mining industry continues to pose challenges for Australian businesses, with drug and alcohol testing a regular battleground.

A recent decision shows that employees who play Russian roulette with testing standards are likely to find little sympathy with the Fair Work Commission. The case sees the commission again putting safety above a strict interpretation of policy in upholding the dismissal of a mining worker who failed two drug tests and was more concerned about beating the system than ensuring he was safe to work.

Read the full article here. 

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