Drug and alcohol testing: Where are we now?

Drug and alcohol testing of employees has been a hot-button issue with courts swinging back and forth on its admissibility
By Janice Rubin and Sharaf Sultan
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 03/11/2009

To test or not to test

Having a drug and alcohol testing policy in place seems like a logical and safe practice for employers, but it has raised issues of human rights, privacy and whether the tests really prove anything. Employers’ policies have been challenged across Canada with differing results depending on the jurisdiction. This has made things confusing for employers.