City workers at Lloyd’s of London banned from daytime drinking

Workers at Lloyd’s of London have been banned from drinking during the day after around half of disciplinary cases were found to relate to alcohol.
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Workers at Lloyd’s of London have been banned from drinking during the day after around half of disciplinary cases were found to relate to alcohol. The Telegraph report that the ban prohibits the insurance market’s 800 employees from consuming alcohol between 9am and 5pm from Monday to Friday. Anyone who does not comply risks facing gross misconduct procedures and dismissal. The policy was introduced after “roughly half” of grievance and disciplinary procedures in the past year were reportedly found to relate to the misuse of alcohol. In communicating the ban Lloyds said the London market historically had a reputation for daytime drinking but that has been changing and Lloyd’s has a duty to be a responsible employer, and provide a healthy working environment. As drinking alcohol affects individuals differently, a zero limit is simpler, more consistent and in line with the modern, global and high performance culture that Lloyd’s wants to embrace.


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