Tag archives: drug and alcohol testing

Random Drug Testing Policy Struck Down by Arbitrator

In its decision on a recent policy grievance, an Arbitrator refused to allow an employer to unilaterally impose a random alcohol and drug testing program, serving as a reminder of the challenges facing employers in the implementation of such policies. On the facts, in 2012 the employer, an oil company, attempted to implement a urinalysis based … Continue reading

Medical Marijuana – Not a Licence For Impairment in the Workplace

The number of licences granted to possess medical marijuana in Canada has grown exponentially from  under 14,000 in January 2012 to 38,000 in September 2013. Upcoming changes to the way it is approved suggest these numbers will continue to grow.  The use of prescribed marijuana by employees creates new questions for Canadian employers. How do you deal … Continue reading