Cracking down on legal highs

In the wake of increased public pressure, the Government is cracking down on legal highs and ACAS has issued useful guidance on the issue for employers.

For an employer, an employee getting “legally high” can present many of the same challenges as those on illegal highs, but some policies do not currently cover “legal high” drug usage.

Given the increased concern around legal highs, the Government has announced the Psychoactive Substances Bill to prohibit the production, distribution, sale and supply of so called legal highs in the UK.

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Tim Scott

Partner - Head of Employment (Liverpool)

I specialise in employment law and have wide experience of giving practical advice to employers in the private and public sectors on both contentious and non-contentious issues.