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Drunken Employees Risk Disciplinary Action, Lloyd’s Warns

Law360, London (May 9, 2019, 5:15 PM BST) -- Lloyd’s of London warned on Thursday that it will consider taking disciplinary action against employees who are intoxicated at work if alcohol consumption leads to unprofessional conduct, as the specialist insurance market grapples with reports of bullying and sexual harassment.

Lloyd’s said in new policy rules that it will take action against staff who are under the influence of alcohol if drunkenness leads to negligent underwriting, creates unprofessional conduct or is an aggravating factor in harassment of other employees. Lloyd’s workers who possess or take illegal drugs will be reported to the police.

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