Drugs, Alcohol and Smoking: Georgia
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: XpertHR Editorial Team
- Georgia employers may prohibit drug and alcohol use in the workplace. See Drugs and Alcohol.
- Georgia permits the use of medical marijuana under the Haleigh's Hope Act. See Medical Marijuana.
- Employers may implement and enforce policies that prohibit the use, sale, possession, distribution, purchase and cultivation of drugs and alcohol in the workplace. See Drug and Alcohol Policies.
- Private employers in Georgia are not prohibited from conducting drug and alcohol testing in the workplace. See Drug and Alcohol Testing.
- The Georgia Smokefree Air Act bans smoking in all enclosed areas within places of employment. See Smoking.
- An employer must post signs indicating where smoking is prohibited and permitted. See Postings.
- Employers are not required to have a smoking policy, but may implement one that prohibits smoking in the workplace. See Smoking Policies.