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Maritime Labour Centre

1880 Triumph Street

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Drug and Alcohol Policies and Testing

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October 26, Tuesday - 1:00pm to 3:30pm - VIA ZOOM VIDEO CONFERENCE

Registration: 2.5 Hours

Drug and alcohol policies are found in most safety sensitive workplaces. The policies, and how they are applied, engages significant privacy interests of workers.

This course will address when a drug and alcohol policy may run afoul of the law, when the employer has the right to test, for what to test, the factors that must be considered, and how the employer's right to test may be affected by an employee's privacy interests. We will review the key principles, leading cases on random, reasonable cause and post-incident testing, and address the practical implications for union representatives and workers.

Facilitators: Tamara Ramusovic and Daniel McBain, Moore Edgar Lyster LLP

Tamara Ramusovic is a partner at Moore Edgar Lyster LLP. She represents trade unions, as well as non-union employees, in the areas of labour, employment, human rights, and administrative law. In addition to her work as counsel, Tamara has provided training to community groups on the topic of individual rights under human rights legislation and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. As well, Tamara has made presentations on a diverse range of labour relations and employment topics including Federal labour law, appeals of arbitral decisions, and privacy issues in the workplace.

Daniel McBain is an associate lawyer at Moore Edgar Lyster LLP. He practices labour, employment, human rights, and administrative law, with a particular emphasis on privacy and human rights law, including drug and alcohol testing and issues involving substance use disorders. In addition to litigating those issues, Daniel also provides training to union officials on drug and alcohol policies.

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Organizer Vancouver & District Labour Council

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The VDLC represents 60,000 workers from over 100 affiliated unions in our community.

Labour council members work at food stores, on the docks, in public services, construction and much more.

The labour council brings these members together every month for regular meetings, and carries out events and activities between meetings. 

The VDLC, a chartered body of the CLC, was founded in 1889 as the “Vancouver Trades and Labour Council”, making it one of the oldest labour organizations in the country.

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