Can employees consume alcohol while on the job? July 29, 2020 14:56 Updated Alcohol impairs judgment and affects the ability to serve alcohol responsibly, it is strongly recommended that staff do not consume alcoholic beverages while on duty. Learn more about House Policies. Related articles Can volunteers be given complementary alcoholic drinks at an event? Who needs to be Smart Serve Certified? Can a Certified person be fined/charged for over-serving or failing to obtain proper I.D.? Who is responsible for the safety of guests under an SOP? What is the legal age to Sell, Serve or Handle alcohol in Ontario?