P&A attorney Lauren Rayner Davis was quoted in Commercial Observer‘s article, “Construction Industry Confronts Drug Abuse Among Workers,” published on May 10, 2022.
This article examines the significant rise in substance issues facing the nation at large and its impacts on the construction workforce. Lauren told Commercial Observer, “one of the most significant challenges is creating a safe environment for employees to come forward and seek help without feeling like the request will jeopardize their livelihood.” She continued, “Employers should encourage employees to voluntarily seek assistance for emotional and personal problems. Workplace policies should also guarantee any employee who comes forward and admits that he or she has a chemical dependency problem will be eligible for a leave of absence to secure treatment, provided such leave does not cause undue hardship on the company.”
The full article can be read here.