Frequently asked questions
What about alcohol in the workplace?
Alcohol consumption in the workplace is considered to be consumption inappropriate for the situation, as is alcohol consumption by drivers. An estimated 15-25% of accidents at work can be attributed to the consumption of alcohol. In some cases, residual alcohol from the previous evening can also have an effect in the workplace or during travel to work. Many workplaces have a zero-tolerance policy in effect, and alcohol at the workplace can serve as grounds for termination. However, employers are usually understanding and support employees who wish to tackle their alcohol problems with the help of an addiction counselling centre. You can find more information here.