Three Strikes Company Policy

BreathalyzerEvery company policy is different. Every set of rules is specific to those who set them up and what they were trying to accomplish with them. When it comes to drug testing, specifically employee drug testing, it can be questionable as to which type of policy to set up.

Some businesses have a zero tolerance policy on positive alcohol test or drug testing results. Some businesses allow one or even two strikes before firing. The third strike is generally it. It is very rare that you would find a company willing to have more than two free strikes before the employee is fired on the next strike.

Why do so many companies vary on this policy? Is the three strikes policy the best one? Does it give employees a chance to straighten up their act and get everything together?

Sometimes, rather large companies implement an employee assistance program (EAP) in order to help their employees with any problems which may arise, such as emotional problems with a spouse or a drinking problem which just won’t go away. This is definitely an added benefit to the worker and would be well used with a three strikes policy, as long as the employee is receiving help for their problem.

Sometimes, the case is rather more substantial. If someone in charge of thousands of gallons of petroleum products or other valuable assets begins lying about where they have been or what they have been doing, then failing a drug test or alcohol test would look really bad, and they would most likely be fired right away.

The truth is, different companies use different strike policies because they all have different requirements for their business to operate.

Now, when CMM Technology delivers your products to you, you have many different ways that you can implement your drug testing program. Our drug test kits and our breathalyser devices are available, as is our breathalyser recalibration service. We believe in our products.

Do not worry too much about your company policy, but see to it that you follow strictly whatever guidelines you set for your employees. And call CMM Technology today to order more drug test equipment: (+61) 1300 79 70 30.

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