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June 21 2017

Random Alcohol And Drug Testing - New Hope For Ontario Employers?

A recent decision for the Ontario Superior Court of Justice allows random alcohol and drug testing in the workplace. The final word is yet to come from a decision from an Ontario labour arbitrator.
 
In 2008, the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) approved the introduction of a "Fitness for Duty Policy", however, prior to the Policy coming into effect, the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) filed a policy grievance. The hearing still is not complete.
 
Under the Policy, random drug and alcohol testing would be applied to employees in safety-sensitive specified management, senior management and designated executive positions. The breathalyzer tests and the collection of oral fluid samples would be carried out by DriverCheck Inc.