Denis Mahoney & Brittany Keating in the NLCA's 2018 Construction Journal | Testing 1-2-3: The latest on drug & alcohol testing in safety-sensitive workplaces
December 18, 2017
By Denis Mahoney, Partner at McInnes Cooper,
Brittany Keating, Associate at McInnes Cooper
The answer to the question, “What’s employers’ rationale for implementing workplace drug and alcohol testing?” is pretty straightforward: occupational health and safety and criminal law impose a duty on employers to ensure a safe workplace. But – particularly in the context of the looming legalization of recreational cannabis – the answer to, “When can employers impose drug and alcohol testing?” isn’t. In their article, Testing 1-2-3: The latest on drug & alcohol testing in safety-sensitive workplaces (PDF) as published in the Newfoundland & Labrador Construction Association’s 2018 NLCA Construction Journal, McInnes Cooper Labour & Employment lawyers Denis Mahoney and Brittany Keating answer five of employers’ most frequently-asked questions about drug and alcohol testing in a safety-sensitive workplace.
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