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Workplace Drug Testing In The UK

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Executive Summary

Drug testing is to a great extent, common practice in the workplace in many countries outside of the UK - particularly in the US. Increasingly though companies in the UK are turning to drug testing to make sure that their employees are keeping drug misuse away from the working environment. Many employers in the UK will have a drugs policy within their employment contracts. This is because as well as causing ill-health (and a resultant loss in working hours), use of illicit drugs can be a serious safety concern. Not only does it affect the productivity and quality of a workers output, it can also leave them incapable of making sensible and safe decisions.

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