Alcohol at work, from prevention to immediate dismissal in Swiss law
The consumption of alcohol during or before work is likely to lead to risky situations.
Reduced quality of work, endangering the safety of colleagues... When an employee is under the influence of alcohol at work, the employer can be held liable. What attitude should the company adopt? Can it dismiss the employee concerned with immediate effect?
This article elaborates on the following topics:
- endangering the safety of colleagues or others
- license to immediately dismiss an employee under the influence of alcohol
- the need for a prior warning
- practical cases: blood alcohol level, endangering the safety of colleagues or third parties, position of trust