Supreme Court Rules that Employer did not Discriminate against Addict
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.