As a supervisor you may notice that a worker has attendance problems, difficulty performing work, appears to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or even exhibits unsafe behaviors. You might find yourself or others “covering” for someone whose work is affected by their alcohol or substance use, or that their inability to get their work done impacts the general welfare of the entire workplace. How to handle this situation is unique in every case.
Below are a few basic guidelines. Click on each heading to find out more, or download a one-sheet PDF of this information.
State your observations to the individual concerned: