In Aruba Civil Servants that have Positive Drug Tests … Only Run the Risk of being Dismissed

 

Isn’t this something, the Hyatt Hotel in Aruba may actually have a tougher drug policy pertaining to its employees than Aruba’s government toward civil servants. One can’t say that this comes as a surprise.

The High Court is indeed of the opinion that drug tests at work with the possibility of being dismissed, is an invasion on the right on protecting the personal private life.  But the importance of a good reputation of the hotel is more important.  

However, when it comes to Aruban civil servants testing positive for drugs, they only “run the risk of being dismissed”. One can only presume who that person is, knows and what their last name is makes the difference.

Justice-minister Rudy Croes (MEP) announced in March that also civil servants will be subjected to a mandatory drug test. Civil servants that are tested positive, run the risk of being dismissed.

Amigoe; Oct 12, 2007: Use of drug reason for dismissal

ORANJESTAD/DEN HAAG – An employee that uses drugs during his private time, may be dismissed on the spot, is a judgement of the Supreme Court as a result of a case, in which a waitress in the casino of the Hyatt Hotel in Aruba was using cocaine during her own time.  She tested positive during a routine urine test by order of the hotel.  The hotel offered her to follow a rehabilitation program and so avoid dismissal.  She refused, because she thought that this was stigmatizing and that she was not addicted to the drug. The High Court is indeed of the opinion that drug tests at work with the possibility of being dismissed, is an invasion on the right on protecting the personal private life.  But the importance of a good reputation of the hotel is more important.  Hyatt pursues a strict anti drug policy and the employees know this.  They are required to follow trainings.  When they were hired, they signed a statement that a positive result can lead to dismissal. In Aruba, mandatory drug tests for employees in the private sector are not unusual.  Justice-minister Rudy Croes (MEP) announced in March that also civil servants will be subjected to a mandatory drug test. Croes has been having this idea for five years already.  A law is in preparation for this and must be ready at the end of this year.  Civil servants that are tested positive, run the risk of being dismissed.  The government has already reacted very positive on the judgement of the High Court. With this verdict, the Personnel and Organization Department (DPO) can already start drawing up a policy proposal.  They are currently considering having new hires tested and have them sign a statement, like the Hyatt does.

Posted October 14, 2007 by
Aruba, Crime, Politics, Travel | 21 comments


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    21 Responses to “In Aruba Civil Servants that have Positive Drug Tests … Only Run the Risk of being Dismissed”

    1. katablog.com on October 14th, 2007 10:50 pm

      If that isn’t bad enough, in today’s Amigoe:

      ORANJESTAD – The representatives of government services that during inspections ascertained the unsafe condition of relief center Dak riba Cabez in the Elleboogstraat, have trivialized these findings considerably. That was the conclusion yesterday during the lawsuit that the walked out personnel of the shelter instituted against the government via their union SEPPA.

      It was especially the ‘devastating’ conclusions of several government inspections that moved SEPPA to highlight the emergency situation of the employees in front of the judge. The Hygienic Department has observed that the showers and toilets were clogged. The fire department mentioned that there is no emergency lighting and that the fire extinguishers were empty. The Technical Inspection Service (DTI) discovered a rotten floor, blocked emergency exits, mould and mildew, and indications for plague of insects. However, none of these services wanted to declare before the judge that the work that the personnel are doing in the former Hotel Central is risky.

    2. buster on October 14th, 2007 11:24 pm

      Sooooooooooooo any word when the deep sea search for Natalee will begin ???????????????????????????????

    3. kpg on October 14th, 2007 11:24 pm

      Is this site going to address Rita Cosby and her dilema?

    4. Vicki on October 15th, 2007 7:07 am

      Wow…paradise…hmmmm thanks Katablog…what a awful place to go to…Just for the record, Does anyone, CARPE???, see Natalee in a loin cloth??? I see alot in the stills that you have done CARPE and I do not see her in one. PATTI, can you please provide us with a minute into the chicago videos where you see this?….you keep saying it and I really dont see it. PS im glad your tests came back negative….JUSTICE FOR NATALEE…BOYCOTT LIERUBA

    5. Gearld Dumpig on October 15th, 2007 8:24 am

      I don’t believe a deep sea search for Natalee will ever occur.Because I still believe they cremated her.

    6. Carpe Noctem on October 15th, 2007 8:53 am

      #1 Kata

      It is so wonderful to see that ‘STUPIDITY’

      in Aruba is never in short supply!

      These people seem to have loads of it.

    7. Carpe Noctem on October 15th, 2007 8:58 am

      LOL

      No loin cloth, Vicki!

      They did take the time to pretty her up though,

      and dress her up in a sexy Anita Vandersloot

      burnoose.

    8. Houston on October 15th, 2007 9:53 am

      I thought everyone was on drugs?

    9. JusticeforNatalee on October 15th, 2007 10:15 am

      FREE PR ADVICE FOR ARUBA:

      TRUTH AND JUSTICE FOR NATALEE

      AND REFRAIN FROM PULLING THIS
      STUNT AGAIN ON ANY TOURIST

    10. JusticeforNatalee on October 15th, 2007 11:46 am

      Paulus, where is your COMPLETED and TRUTHFUL timeline?

      Can’t believe that ALE let you get away with that selective memory nonsense. “I don’t recall, I don’t remember, I don’t know if my own sons were home, I don’t know if my own son went to school…” Hello!

      Everyone, see p. 194 in Loving Natalee. Beth talks about the cover-up.

      Beth’s book is now #34 on NYTimes Bestseller and climbing.

    11. Richard on October 15th, 2007 12:43 pm

      Why would Aruba do anything about the drug problem? Guess who the paymasters are for most of Aruba’s government officials ….

    12. dennisintn on October 15th, 2007 8:27 pm

      all govt. employees and ministers should be subject to these tests. and often.
      dennisintn

      in fact, i’d like to see that happen to state and federal legislators in the u.s. also.

    13. Carpe Noctem on October 16th, 2007 10:03 am
    14. Patti on October 16th, 2007 11:22 am

      Vicki:

      What’s the e-mail you’ve been using for the trade
      show boycotts? I’ll mail it to you.

      Patti

    15. Patti on October 16th, 2007 11:37 am

      From what I’ve heard, in my state, the government has periodic drug testing for all public employees. If you test positive, you lose your job right then and there.

      Do not pass go, Do not collect $200

      I wonder what the MAY means in Aruba’s policy?

      Could it be contingent on who you know,

      or who you buy your drugs from?… No telling.

    16. Patti on October 16th, 2007 11:40 am

      Hey Carpe!

      Whats your link? I know it’s not the Chicago

      Videos. Is it the Texas Book Depository?

    17. Patti on October 16th, 2007 11:44 am

      Carpe:

      I was just looking at your link…

      I don’t detect a sexy Anita Vandersloot

      burnoose.

      …Or is that the Texas Book Depository?

    18. Patti on October 16th, 2007 7:51 pm

      I don’t think that it’s argumentative to ask a

      person if the pictures that he declares are of

      Natalee in a bag at the water basin, have been

      authenticated or reviewed by an expert.

      .

      Thank you,

      Patti

    19. Miss-Underestimated on October 16th, 2007 8:48 pm

      Where has Mayan been?

    20. Carpe Noctem on October 17th, 2007 12:39 pm

      10.17.2007

      Updated

      http://tinyurl.com/jljbv

      -j4n

      ….

      Miss U,

      I’ve been wondering that too.

      I think she mentioned something about pop-ups?

      Dunno

      MAYAN WHERE ARE YA, GIRL?

    21. Dolf on November 21st, 2008 7:35 am

      what a bs, what 1 does in its personal time is 1s personal bussiness

      but I never madde a secret of it that i still smoke a joint sometimes and when i was still partying hard did xtc/acid
      _________
      SM: Civil servant. And yes employers have the right to fire you if you fail a drug test. Happens every day. You may take the drugs on your time, but the test is administered on theirs.

      You have a choice to do what ever you want. Of course the employers has a choice to react to your choices.

      R

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