Illinois Teacher’s Night of Drinking Did Not Violate School Board’s Alcohol Policy

Jun 10, 2015

Enforcing drug and alcohol policies can drive employers to drink. In Illinois, most employers are allowed to tailor drug and alcohol policies to fit the needs of their workplace. However, employers routinely implement standard policies that employees do not understand and supervisors do not consistently and accurately enforce. Read on to learn why a school board’s decision to terminate a teacher was impaired and what you can do to avoid getting hammered.

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This article was written by Kelly Smith Haley who is a partner at Fox, Swibel, Levin & Carroll, LLP, and an editor of the Illinois Employment Law Letter. She can be reached at