Drugs & Alcohol
Substance Use and Workplace Impairment
This toolbox meeting talk on managing substance use in the workplace now comes in seven different languages. Spread the word and communicate to your workers in a language they can understand.
Discrimination on the Basis of Addiction? Not Where Employee Capable of Complying with Workplace Rules
In a decision released on June 15, 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada has held that an employer did not discriminate against an employee when it terminated his employment for failing to disclose his use of cocaine.
Can Employers Legally Test for Drug & Alcohol Use in the Workplace?
This article discusses situations in which an employer might be able to implement drug and alcohol testing in a workplace.
Marijuana At Work: Six Things Employers Should Know
The Canadian government has legalized marijuana for non-medical use. The rapid and significant changes to the legal status of marijuana raise new questions and challenges for Canadian employers.
Addiction is Not a Blanket Excuse for Misconduct
There can be little doubt that dealing with employees suffering the disease of addiction is a challenge for human resources professionals. That challenge becomes greater when the employee raises the addiction as an excuse for engaging in misconduct.