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Drug and alcohol testing

Q: Our organisation is in the construction industry, which requires workers be free from the effects of drugs or alcohol, and present a negative test result. We are trying to confirm our rights if an employee provides a non-negative result. Can we stand them down without pay (with the option to access personal leave), as they are considered unfit for work? Or would we have to stand them down on pay as we are directing them not to attend the workplace?

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