Negotiating the Contested Terrain of Drug Testing in the Australian Workplace

Pyman, Amanda and Holland, Peter and Teicher, Julian (2005) Negotiating the Contested Terrain of Drug Testing in the Australian Workplace. Journal of Industrial Relations, 47 (3). pp. 326-338. ISSN 0022-1856. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Alcohol and illicit substance abuse in the workplace is an important human resource and industrial relations issue. Although more sophisticated measures have been developed to test and monitor drug use in the workplace, and despite tacit union support on occupational health and safety grounds, the implementation of drug testing procedures remains contentious. This paper examines the arguments for and against drug testing in the workplace using an Australian case study where drug testing resulted in industrial disputation that led to legal intervention and remedy.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Industrial Relations/HRM
Depositing User: Amanda Pyman
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2008 14:38
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2014 09:58
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/10270 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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