Supreme Court rules on alcohol testing


Mag. Jakob Widner, ILO Newsletter vom 19. August 2015

The Supreme Court recently ruled on whether and how an employer can request that employees submit to alcohol testing. The court qualified the employer´s unannounced breathalyser tests as a control measure that affected human dignity and thus required the works council´s prior consent. This decision has left some questions for employers, as it is almost impossible to comply with strict safety standards without unannounced testing.


Mag. Jakob Widner

LL.M. (NYU) Partner