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Canadian Underwriter quotes Norm Keith in an article regarding the legal barrier between employers and wanting to test their employers in “safety sensitive positions” for drug and alcohol use

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“Intrusive Testing” by Greg Meckbach, Canadian Underwriter.

Canadian Underwriter quotes Toronto lawyer Norm Keith in an article regarding the legal barrier between employers and wanting to test their employers in “safety sensitive positions” for drug and alcohol use.

 

“But a more recent ruling is “in contract” to Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada, Local 30 v. Irving Pulp & Paper Ltd., suggests Norm Keith, a senior partner for Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, whose areas of specialty include employment law.

 

“There is one distinction between Irving and the TTC injunction case and that is the issue in the TTC case is not only worker safety, but also safety of the general public,” notes Keith, who contends that random drug and alcohol testing has a deterrent effect similar to the ride programs.

 

“Everyone knows that if you know the cops are about because it’s party night and you might have to stop, fewer people are going to be stupid enough to go out and get drunk and then go driving,” says Keith.

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