Assessing Employer Compliance with the Law on Substance Use in the Workplace
About this topic:
Maintaining safety in the workplace requires employers to be proactive. Employers must ask the right questions, collaborate with workers, and take every reasonable precaution.
When it comes to substance use in the workplace, being proactive is particularly important. Employers must carefully design policies, programs, and methods for drug and alcohol testing to ensure that competing rights and interests are balanced and protected. How can an employer comply with its health and safety objectives but also adhere to human rights legislation and its employees’ privacy rights? How does an employer assess its compliance?
The upcoming seminar will:
- Provide a refresher on the fundamental health and safety obligations that affect provincially-regulated workplaces and how to comply with them.
- Identify key legal concerns when addressing substance use in the workplace.
- Review the state of the law on drug and alcohol testing.
- Offer practical insights regarding auditing and effective implementation of related policies and programs.
Bonnea Channe and Diane Laranja.