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    How badly would a history of drugs be viewed in a professional work environment??
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    How badly would a history of drugs be viewed in a professional work environment??
    Depends what drugs, how long ago, what job etc. I can immagine it could hurt your chances of getting a job and mean people judge you a bit, but if it was a good while ago I would immagine it wouldn't be too bad. Depends on the job though. It would be a far bigger deal in childcare or something than a general desk job or something.

    Also frankly depends if they know. If it's something you have to declare to employers then they would know but I don't think they are allowed to tell the rest of the workforce so if you're worried about individuals judging you that may not be an issue.
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    How badly would a history of drugs be viewed in a professional work environment??
    A large percentage of the population experiment during their teens and through uni ect, employers know this... A criminal record on the other hand might give you a disadvantage
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    If there was videos of somebody clearly under the influence of drugs and they were to be sent around in a professional work environment, do you think it would be enough for an instant dismissal?
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    How badly would a history of drugs be viewed in a professional work environment??
    I'm going to move this to Advice on Everyday Issues because more people tend to hang around there and can hopefully give you the advice you need. You can post anon there btw.

    I would expect they can only dismiss you if it were likely to have an affect on your work currently. So if it's only a history you should be fine. If you do get issues with it I would suggest you talk to your HR team if you have one. I (bare in mind I'm just some random person- not an expert) don't think it's fair or allowed to fire somebody based on a past life, so as long as you are clean now and don't have a record I would think you're safe or can question if anything does happen.

    Hope that helps
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I'm going to move this to Advice on Everyday Issues because more people tend to hang around there and can hopefully give you the advice you need. You can post anon there btw.

    I would expect they can only dismiss you if it were likely to have an affect on your work currently. So if it's only a history you should be fine. If you do get issues with it I would suggest you talk to your HR team if you have one. I (bare in mind I'm just some random person- not an expert) don't think it's fair or allowed to fire somebody based on a past life, so as long as you are clean now and don't have a record I would think you're safe or can question if anything does happen.

    Hope that helps
    Oops. That should not have been anon.
 
 
 
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