Cannabis and the Workplace – Drug Testing

This is the last in our series of posts on the above subject. To date, we have covered: Cannabis as an eligible drug under the benefit plan, even when apparently prohibited under the plan; Use of cannabis recreationally at work (a bad idea); Use of cannabis as a medically prescribed drug at work (allowed under […]

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Marijuana in the Workplace

Marijuana in the Workplace The use of medical marijuana in an employment setting raises a conflict between the employee’s right to be protected from actions taken due to a medical condition and/or disability and the employer’s right and, indeed, its obligation to ensure a safe workplace to its staff. Medical Disability Human rights law has […]

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OHRC Announces Updated Policy on Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing

On October 23, 2016, the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) launched an updated policy on workplace drug and alcohol testing.   Drug and alcohol testing of employees is controversial and contentious, and involves a balance of human rights, privacy rights, the rights of an employer to manage their workplace, and the right of all employees […]

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