Tribinal’s ruling is not to be sniffed at

So you’ve smelt alcohol on a member of staff? Fiona McLellan and Jeremy Coy report on a sobering case for doctor employers.

Drink Lattina BeerAn employment tribunal finding that an NHS trust unfairly dismissed an employee for smelling of alcohol on duty has some important implications for independent practitioners.

The case is of particular relevance to healthcare providers, who have to balance the difficult issue of complying with their duties towards patients and their obligations to staff.

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