Worker gets testy over post-incident drug and alcohol test

Worker claimed others were responsible for accident and should be tested as well
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 09/17/2014

This instalment of You Make the call involves a worker who refused to take a drug test following an incident in the workplace.

Wade Johnston was hired as a rigger by Clearwater Fabrication GP, a manufacturing shop in Edmonton, in June 2012. Clearwater’s workplace involved heavy equipment and other manufacturing elements, so workplace safety was a top-of-mind issue for the company. As such, Johnston and other employees underwent a safety orientation in which attendance had to be confirmed.