Drugs and Alcohol Policy The use of illegal drugs, ‘legal highs’ or consumption of alcohol in the workplace are not permitted under any circumstances and may lead to disciplinary action that could result in your dismissal without notice for gross misconduct. You should be aware of the following rules which form our drugs and alcohol policy: - If you are found to be consuming alcohol or deemed to be under the influence of alcohol in the workplace or during your working hours this may be treated as gross misconduct under the disciplinary procedure. - The taking of illegal drugs or ‘legal highs’, or being under the influence of illegal drugs or ‘legal highs’ by any employee in the workplace or during working hours may be treated as gross misconduct under the disciplinary procedure. We also reserve the right to inform the police. - The possession of drugs for any reason other than medical is strictly forbidden. - We may ask you to undertake a medical examination and/or an appropriate test if we believe that you are under the influence of alcohol and/or illegal drugs and/or ‘legal highs’ in the workplace. In addition, we also reserve the right to undertake random testing. If you refuse to take part in a medical examination or appropriate test, this may be treated as gross misconduct and appropriate inferences drawn from your refusal to participate.