Debate over the most acceptable method for drug testing has been hot in the industrial environment. It is a debate that employers, employees and unions alike would like a closing address too. The advocates of urine testing argue that it is a more cost-effective and accurate method, while those against it say it’s an intrusive method and that oral drug testing has fewer privacy issues.
The recent ruling by Fair Work Australia (FWA) in the ‘Endeavour Energy Case’ has provided some conclusions. This is a landmark case in the context of WHS obligations as the full bench decision may now set a precedent for employers across the country.
To assist you in increasing awareness on these key issues among the leaders within your business, PEEL has developed a LEADERS BRIEF, for distribution by you with details on the ‘background, the decision and the bottom line’.