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Supreme Court Rules that Employer did not Discriminate against Addict

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In an important human rights decision dealing with drugs in the workplace, the Supreme Court ruled that an employer may terminate a worker for just cause when he violates a Fitness for Duty Policy by attending work while under the influence of drugs.

OGCA supported Fasken Martineau Lawyer Norm Keith’s intervention to the court. A fuller explanation of the decision is attached.

The decision will allow employers who employ workers in dangerous workplaces and have a well-drafted Fitness for Duty Policy to operate effective health and safety programs and protect their employees.Please click here to read more.


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