Carl Hart, a professor of neuroscience and psychology at Columbia University, thinks all drugs should be legal. That’s not a shocking viewpoint–the state of Oregon just decriminalized possession of small amounts of drugs, including heroin, methamphetamine, and LSD. Portugal did the same but way back in 2001. But, he’s taking a step further and speaking openly about his own drug use–including regularly snorting heroin as part of “work-life balance.”
What if Professor Hart were your employee?
This is not advice for Columbia University, as Hart is a tenured professor, which means he’s not an at-will employee. He has different rules than your employees, who are at-will employees. You don’t have to continue employing someone who is actively using drugs, especially not someone who brags about their illegal drug usage in books.
But, if he were addicted and was seeking treatment, that changes.
To keep reading, click here: What You Need to Do When an Employee Is Addicted to Drugs