Twelve Step Education Program of New England

 

Drug Free Workplace Policy

 

 

Twelve Step Education Program of New England, Inc. is committed to providing a safe work environment and to fostering the well-being and health of its employees. That commitment is jeopardized when any Twelve Step Education Program of New England, Inc. employee illegally uses drugs on the job, comes to work under the influence, or possesses, distributes, or sells drugs in the workplace. Therefore, Twelve Step Education Program of New England, inc. has established the following policy:

 

  1. It is a violation of corporation policy for any employee to possess, sell, trade or offer for sale illegal drugs or otherwise engage in the illegal use of drugs on the job.
  2. It is a violation of corporation policy for anyone to report to work under the influence of illegal drugs.
  3. It is a violation of corporation policy for anyone to use prescription drugs illegally. (However, nothing in this policy precludes the appropriate use of legally prescribed medications.)
  4. Violations of this policy are subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination.

 

It is the responsibility of the corporationís management to counsel employees whenever they see changes in performance or behavior that suggest an employee has a drug problem. Although it is not managementís job to diagnose personal problems, managers should encourage such employees to seek help and advise them about available resources for getting help. Everyone shares responsibility for maintaining a sage work environment and co-workers should encourage anyone who may have a drug problem to seek help.

 

The goal of this policy is to balance out respect for individuals with the need to maintain a safe, productive and drug-free environment. The intent of this policy is to offer a helping hand to those who need it, while sending a clear message that the illegal use of drugs is incompatible with employment at Twelve Step Education Program of New England, Inc.