In accordance with the mandate of RA 9165, the Department of Labor and Employment formulated and issued Department Order No. 53-03, which provides for the Guidelines for the Implementation of a Drug-Free Workplace Policies and Programs for the Private Sectors. This Batangas resort performs random drug testing in all of its employees last August 1, 2016.
This random drug testing is an important component in ensuring a safe working environment, as it is beyond question that any employee under the influence of drugs cannot possibly continue doing his duties without posing a serious threat to the lives and property of his co-workers and even his employer. The Supreme Court, in fact, has taken judicial notice of scientific findings that drug abuse can damage the mental faculties of the user. Employees who are into dangerous drugs pose serious problems to the health, well being and productivity of everyone around them in the workplace.
While the employer has no intention of unduly interfering with the private affairs of an employee, the latter’s drug abuse problem, if any, can have adverse and far reaching effects on the employer, like, reduced productivity, customer relation mishaps and physically dangerous situations. Thus, it is in the best interest of the employer to create and maintain a drug-free workplace. Notably, RA 9165 does not, however, oblige the employer concerned to report to the prosecuting agencies any information or evidence relating to the violation of RA 9165 received as a result of the operation of the drug testing.
During the random drug testing, Eagle Point Beach and Dive Resort’s employees were very much willing and cooperative in giving their urine samples from the department heads down to the maintenance people.
Eagle Point Beach and Dive Resort is committed to protecting the safety, health and well being of all employees and other individuals in our workplace. We recognize that drug use pose a significant threat to our goals. We have established a drug-free workplace program that balances our respect for individuals with the need to maintain an alcohol and drug-free environment.
As we look forward to our vision of becoming the leading resort and hotel in Batangas by providing excellent products and services to our valued guests. We assure that in every corner of Eagle Point Resort is drug-free and safe to all our guest.
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