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Organizational Policies

When writing or updating pertinent Human Resources policies, considering calling out the employees' rights to privately seek treatment and avoid disciplinary action.

Policies where you may consider including this language are Leave of Absence/FMLA, Drug and Alcohol and Employee Conduct.

In drug and alcohol and employee conduct policies, include a section that addresses employees with SUDs, such as:

  • A statement of support for employees in recovery and;
  • Where employees can seek treatment (EAP, Medical Plan, etc.) to prevent performance or disciplinary issues from occurring
  • Visit the Federal Register for Mandatory guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs.

Here is an example of a drug and alcohol policy.

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