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Case update - drug and alcohol testing
  • McMillan LLP
  • Canada
  • May 4 2012

...Mandatory random drug and alcohol testing has been at the centre of a litigious tug-of-war at arbitration boards and courts across Canada...


Ontario Court of Appeal upholds decision against random drug testing absent reasonable cause
  • Dentons
  • Canada
  • September 29 2009

...In the September 2007 edition of Focus on Labour and Employment Law, we reported on the state of the law concerning on-the-job drug testing. The Ontario Court of Appeal, ruling on the drug testing...


Drug and alcohol testing what’s permitted in the workplace
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • December 22 2009

...Drug and alcohol addiction are considered disabilities. As such, individuals who suffer from such addictions are protected from discrimination under human rights legislation. Drug and alcohol testing...


Suspect your employee is using drugs or drinking?
  • McMillan LLP
  • Canada
  • November 17 2011

...The Toronto Transit Commission has received widespread publicity in recent weeks for its proposed adoption of drug and alcohol testing for transit operators. The relevant legal issues are significant...


Drugs at work: two cases could clarify Canada's random testing laws
  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • Canada
  • December 10 2012

...Two high-profile cases are testing Canada’s alcohol and drug testing-in-the-workplace laws. In both, the central issue is the difficult balancing game between the need to ensure a safe work...


Drug and alcohol testing by employers in Canada a legal issues pulse-check
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • Canada
  • April 11 2008

...Since our last communication regarding the state of the law on drug and alcohol testing by employers in Canada, two significant decisions have been rendered, one by an arbitrator in Ontario...


Hard pill to swallow: drug and alcohol testing by employers in Canada
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • Canada
  • April 12 2010

...In Canada, drug and alcohol testing of employees continues to be viewed with concern because of its inherently intrusive nature. Canadian law circumscribes, to a significant extent, when it may occur...


Recent developments in random drug and alcohol testing in Canada
  • DLA Piper
  • Canada
  • March 7 2013

...Random drug and alcohol testing in the workplace is a safety issue that continues to test the boundaries of privacy rights of employees. There are two current cases that will help to clarify...


Alberta Arbitration Board considers random alcohol and drug testing in closely watched case
  • Bennett Jones LLP
  • Canada
  • April 17 2014

...An Alberta Arbitration Board has recently released its decision in the closely followed case of Unifor, Local 707A v Suncor Energy Inc regarding Suncor’s random drug and alcohol testing policy...


Drug and alcohol policies: mining industry
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • Canada
  • June 24 2010

...have staunchly advocated that drug and alcohol testing of employees is necessary to satisfy their legal responsibility of ensuring a safe workplace. Given the serious and catastrophic consequences...