Dublin Port Company v 160 Various Grades [2018]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    ILCR Recommendation No. LCR21788
  • Legal Body
    Labour Court (LC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Health and Safety, Policies and Procedures
Issues covered: Section 26(1), Industrial Relations Act, 1990; Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act, 2005; Intoxicant Testing

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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This article is correct at 10/10/2018

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