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Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing: Understanding the Limits

Greg McGinnis
Heenan Blaikie
Rhonda Shirreff
Heenan Blaikie
Charlotte Willson
Heenan Blaikie
Thursday, February 20, 2014
7:45 A.M. - 10:00 A.M.
Seminar Summary

Alcoholism and drug use are prevalent in Canadian society and extend into the workplace.  Recent statistics show that 11% of Canadians admit to hazardous or harmful use of alcohol and to using marijuana, while 2% report using drugs other than cannabis (The Canadian Alcohol and Drug Use Monitoring Survey).  Ensuring that employees work unimpaired is a complex challenge for employers.  On the one hand, legislation places a heavy burden on employers to safeguard the health and safety of their employees and the general public, while on the other, workers have considerable human rights and privacy protections which can allow them to resist drug and alcohol testing.

The law on workplace drug and alcohol testing is constantly evolving.  Come hear our expert panel discuss the current state of the law and offer practical strategies on how to make your workplace drug and alcohol free. 

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