Addiction at work – Without the employer’s knowledge, their business can end up with significant damage if they have the hidden problem of an addiction in the workplace. This in turn can go on to cost the employer and the company a lot of money. Here are a few reasons why. You can end up with the costs of a disciplinary, and the whole tribunal processes along with the loss of productivity and the cost of management time.
On top of all this you could still face the problem of inadvertently breaking certain laws. These consist of employment and health and safety laws, negligence in some circumstances; this may be caused by allowing injury which may be caused to the public or employees, plus motoring and criminal laws.
The major problem for employers is the employee may be too scared to tell anyone of their addiction problem in fear of losing their job. This unfortunately keeps their addiction problem hidden.
Addiction at work -Employers can now put into effective our “prevention strategy measures” simply by introducing the confidential Addiction Helpline. This was set up in 2009 and has helped hundreds of employees over the years. From here we can set up drug and alcohol, Gambling or Sexual addiction treatment programs anywhere in the UK, and can fit it around the employees holiday period. This way we can stamp out their addiction before it has an impact on their work or even worse, destroys their lives.
If you would like to find out more about the help and support we offer, or any of the programs available, please call our team on 0845 3881 543 or Mobiles call 07811 606 606 and we will be glad to help. We are open 24 hours a day and we always have a trained member of staff on the end of our phone lines.
Addiction at work -Free posters
Addiction at work -You may wish to place some laminated Addiction Helpline A4 posters around your office / company building. These are free, and come in sets of 4. Please call our team if you would like some.