Employer can’t deduct cost of detailing truck from smoking driver: AdjudicatorEmployment standards legislation prevent any deductions for employer losses without consent09/02/2015|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 09/02/2015 A Saskatchewan employer did not have the right to deduct the cost of detailing a truck damaged by the employee’s smoking, despite the employee not initially disputing it, an adjudicator has ruled. Dennis D’Amour was hired has a truck driver in April 2009 by Moellenbuck Transport, a small trucking company in St. Gregor, Sask. When D’Amour was hired, the company notified him of its no-smoking policy for its trucks. The policy was in place because it had a negative effect on the value of its expensive trucks — two of which it owned and two that Moellenbuck leased — and trucks were considered public service vehicles because they delivered to public places and sometimes carried customers. Also, many truck drivers were non-smokers who didn’t want to drive a truck that smelled of smoke, making it more difficult to hire if smoking was allowed. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.