Rochester Manor and Villa is committed to maintain a safe workplace for employees, to promoting employee health, and to providing meaningful, effective and
efficient services for our residents. Our commitment requires that our workplace be free from the effects of alcohol, controlled substances and any
substances that might jeopardize resident safety, employee safety, or performance.
All applicants for employment may be tested randomly for the presence of controlled substances. An applicant whose test reveals the presence of any mind altering drug will not be hired.
No employee shall work or report to work under the influence of any substance that impairs his or her ability to work safely and productively. No employee
shall possess or use alcohol, illegal drugs or any substance that impairs the employee’s ability to work safely and productively on Rochester Manor and
Villa property during working hours, including lunch and rest periods, or while working for Rochester Manor and Villa though not on Rochester Manor and
Villa property. Property includes Rochester Manor and Villa vehicles and parking lots. Employees violating any of these prohibitions will be disciplined up
to and including termination.
If Rochester Manor and Villa has a reasonable basis to believe that an employee has violated this policy, it may ask the employee to submit to a random
alcohol and/or drug test. “Reasonable basis” includes, but it’s not limited to, smell of alcohol on breath, the deterioration of the employee’s conduct,
performance or attendance, or involvement in a work-related accident or injury in which the employee appears to be wholly or partially responsible. An
employee who refuses to submit to testing will be treated as if testing positive. Employees admitting to be under the influence of alcohol, or any
substance that impairs their ability to work safely and productively and who does not consent to testing will be treated as if testing positive and be
Employees who drive vehicles will be subject to random testing if required by federal or state regulations.
Employees are responsible for seeking treatment before any substance abuse effects their workplace conduct, performance or attendance.