Prescription drug abuse in the workplace is on the rise. From an employer's perspective, employees who are abusing prescription medication tend to be less productive, less reliable, prone to absenteeism, a greater safety risk, and create unnecessary costs, burdens, and liabilities to the company. Presented on February 24, 2014, our discussion covered some of the most common areas that employers express uncertainty and concern about, including:
- Maintaining a safe workplace;
- Enforcing drug-free workplace policies and conducting drug testing; and
- The risk of disability discrimination claims.