Organizations often face difficult decisions when addressing alcohol and drug use. For companies that do not want to have a formal SAP assessment for employees, the Accommodation Screen service from Essential is a low-cost and effective option.
The employee participates in a telephone clinical interview with an addiction specialist that includes the administration of an objective test measure. The results are reviewed with consideration of current guidance from the Human Rights Commission of Canada around the accommodation of substance dependence. The organization receives a single report that can be helpful when determining how to proceed. Where indicated, the employee may subsequently be recommended to complete a full SAP Assessment in order to determine treatment, accommodation, and return-to-work requirements if that is desired. The Accommodation Screen allows organizations to increase their due diligence around decisions made after alcohol or drug use becomes an issue at the workplace.