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Workplace drug testing must link to an incident, says union lawyer of N.L. appeal

Tuesday, August 07, 2018 @ 11:34 AM | By Terry Davidson

Valid workplace drug policy only works with valid employee testing, says a lawyer following the reinstatement of an oil rig worker fired for failing a test given after mistakes were made in the loading and unloading of a helicopter.

The July 24 Court of Appeal of Newfoundland and Labrador decision in Hibernia Platform Employers’ Organization v. Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada, Local 2121 2018 NLCA 45 centred on one of two related union grievances objecting to the testing of employees of an offshore oil platform....