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Law: Substance Abuse in the Workplace
Substance abuse in the workplace may, in many cases, be found to be a dismissible offence. Although this can be viewed to be an individual's problem, it can also affect an employee's performance at work resulting in absenteeism, accidents, illness and mortality – all of which could add to the employer's costs. Substance abuse has been linked to negative occurrences in the workplace such as stress, monotonous work, shift work, work requiring relocation and the frequent changes