Alcohol & Drug Policy

Drug Free Workplace Policy Act
The City of Fremont recognizes alcoholism and drug dependency as an illness for which there is effective treatment and rehabilitation. To comply with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the City has adopted the following policy: The unlawful manufacturing, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance is prohibited in our workplace. This policy is not intended to supersede any contract language.

Persons who suspect that they may have an alcoholism or drug dependency problem, even in its early stages, are encouraged to seek diagnosis and follow through with the treatment that may be prescribed by qualified professionals in order to arrest the problem as early as possible.

Any person having these problems will receive the same careful consideration and offer of treatment that is presently extended under our existing benefit plans to those having other physical disabilities.

The same benefits and insurance coverages that are provided for all other diseases under the established benefit plan will be available for individuals who accept medically approved treatment of alcoholism or drug dependency according to our health plan.

Nothing in this statement of policy is to be interpreted as constituting a waiver of management's responsibility to maintain discipline, or the right to take disciplinary measures in the case of poor performance or misconduct that may result from alcoholism or drug dependency.