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ALCOHOL AND DRUGS : Calling time on drinking in work hours

10 March 2017  

Following Lloyd’s of London’s ban on drinking during the working day, Stephen Levinson explains the legal and practical issues surrounding the introduction of a drug and alcohol policy

The decision by Lloyd’s of London to introduce a drinking ban in working hours created worldwide publicity. Perhaps it was the public perception of how business is conducted in the City, outdated though that may be, that caused such interest. The nature of the Lloyd’s decision and the way it was implemented certainly provide some pointers, both positive and negative, for those considering a similar step. The purpose of this article is to provide some guidance to those thinking of amending their current policy or introducing one afresh. This review covers both drink and drugs.

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