Worker can’t blame misconduct on cocaine addiction: Board

Worker said his drug problem made him forge doctor's notes and take too much time off
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 04/22/2009

An Ontario employee is responsible for his misconduct and his employer doesn’t have to accommodate his cocaine addiction, the Ontario Arbitration Board has ruled.

The 30-year-old worker was employed for four years with Robinson Solutions, a supplier of building systems and services based in Kingston, Ont. During his tenure, the worker had a problem with excessive absenteeism and often didn’t call in when he was absent.