Monday, June 17, 2013

Supreme Court of Canada quashes random alcohol testing in dangerous workplace

read full article at Canadian Employment Law Today: Top court overturns lower court decision using safety as justification for testing without cause; employee privacy trumps safety without proof of existing problem

"Even in a non-unionized workplace, an employer must justify the intrusion on privacy resulting from random testing by reference to the particular risks in a particular workplace," said the Supreme Court.

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