An employee has been dismissed after failing to follow drug handling policies.

The Employment Relations Authority rejected the employee’s personal grievance claim for unjustified dismissal.

The ERA held that the employee had committed a serious misconduct by breaching the employer’s disciplinary policy, code of conduct and by failing to meet professional standards.

The ERA rejected the employee’s claims that her breach was brought about by a lack of supervision.

The ERA noted that the employer had committed some procedural breaches while undertaking its disciplinary process, however these were found to be minor and did not amount to the employee suffering any unjustified disadvantage.