Dublin Port Company v 160 Various Grades Posted In: Case Law
Case ReferenceILCR Recommendation No. LCR21788
Legal BodyLabour Court (LC)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionHealth and Safety, Policies and Procedures
This case involved a dispute regarding the introduction of random intoxication testing for staff members. The employer company had proposed the introduction for staff employed prior to the 1st January 2013, as there was a contractual obligation for staff who were employed after that date, but the group of unions said that no further provision was necessary as staff could already be tested with due cause.
The employer claimed that, following a review of the company's policy on alcohol and substance abuse in 2012, the workplace was considered a safety critical-workplace environment and that the policy is designed to mitigate against the risk of one being under the influence at work and to
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