Lloyd’s of London warns employees over drinking


The insurance giant Lloyd’s of London announced on Thursday employees under the influence of alcohol could face disciplinary action.

They have said that employees under the influence of alcohol has led to unprofessional conduct following reports of bullying and sexual harassment and reckless underwriting.

Lloyds said to their employees in a bulletin, “Lloyd’s considers that drinking alcohol while engaged in business activities within the market may impair the performance of individuals.

“Lloyd’s believes that increasingly the avoidance of all alcohol is being accepted as best practice by businesses.

“In the most serious cases, where consumed irresponsibly, alcohol may be a relevant feature in findings of misconduct, either as an aggravating feature to another disciplinary offence and/or the consumption may result in a standalone offence.”