Driver with marijuana leaves the bus

Worker denied drug was his but his story was suspect
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 05/13/2015

This instalment of You Make the Call features a bus driver who was fired for possessing marijuana on board a company bus.

Mark Richards, 57, was a motor coach driver for Great Canadian Coaches, a motor coach company based in Kitchener, Ont. Richards was hired in the summer of 2010 and in October 2011, began an assignment in which he drove on a “line run” — a route for a client in which he picked up passengers between Hamilton and Brantford and drove them to the client’s place of business. He also returned the passengers later, which usually required multiple runs to both cities over the course of a day.