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Appeal court weighs in on workplace testing rules

Thursday, October 13, 2016 @ 8:00 PM | By Michael Benedict

Another major legal battle over random drug and alcohol testing in the workplace is on the verge of a watershed decision by the Alberta Court of Appeal. On Nov. 7, that court will be the first at the appellate level asked to apply the Supreme Court of Canada’s three-year-old principles and guidelines on when such testing is allowed. The adversaries this time are Suncor Energy, one of the world’s largest independent energy companies, and Unifor, the country’s largest private sector union.

In advance of the hearing,...