Drug Abuse At The Workplace: The Law And Practice In Malaysia
Integrity and professionalism must be observe by all workers in a workplace. There are rules and regulations which need to be observed by all workers regardless the working sector they belong to. Every workers must not involve with any activities which will severely affect their own life, the life of other people and affects their own reputation and the reputation of the organization which they belong to like getting involve with the use of any illegal substance like drug. Drug abuse cannot be tolerated by anyone due to the negative effects it bring to the abuser themselves and to the surrounding people. The negative effects generated from drug abuse is a fact well – known by everybody due to extensive research and study which being done on such matter for many years in all countries by leading experts and institutions. Workers themselves must not get involve with drug abuse activities or worst becoming addicted to drug themselves as it can affect their mind and emotion from becoming a good worker or even a better human being. Every worker must respect the country stand on the issue concerning drug abuse. Workers must respect the country laws and long stand over drug abuse. Employer as the leader in a workplace must take the issue on drug abuse at their workplace seriously. Employer cannot turn a blind eye over such matter. It is the object of this paper to examine closely over the issue of drug abuse at the workplace, the effects it bring, analyzing all the existing laws and practices to deal with the issue and proposing a simple guidelines to avoid the issue from approaching a workplace.
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