Another look at sobriety testing of employees

In industries with a heightened responsibility for the safety of the public, employers have implemented preventive sobriety testing for employees entering the workplace, thus mitigating the risk of incidents involving employees who are intoxicated or under the influence of alcohol. The permissibility of such testing has become the focus of increased interest of employers since June 2019, when the Personal Data Protection Office issued the position that employers cannot conduct such testing.

Agnieszka Lisiecka, Katarzyna Żukowska