Drug testing dealt a blow in Alberta

Testing prospective employees for drug or alcohol use is a bit of a legal hot potato. An Alberta court recently dealt with the issue in the case of an oil sands worker in Fort MacMurray who tested positive for marijuana. Sean Fairhurst takes an in-depth look at the case and the ramifications for employers.
By Sean Fairhurst
|Canadian Employment Law Today

The reasons for decision in

Alberta (Human Rights & Citizenship Commission) v. Kellogg Brown & Root (Canada) Co.

constitute the most recent pronouncement on drug and alcohol testing in the workplace by courts in Alberta and it is the first time the courts have been asked to address pre-employment drug testing.