B.C. drug testing case pits transit safety against right to smoke pot after hours

published on November 6, 2019 by Jason Proctor in CBC News - BC

Metro Vancouver’s transit authority has been ordered to stop random drug screening of a SkyTrain attendant who tested positive for cannabis during a routine medical examination.

An arbitrator issued the interim ruling pending a final decision on a battle between the Canadian Union of Public Employees and TransLink.

The case pits commuter safety against the privacy of employees when it comes to off-work enjoyment of a drug that’s legal for recreational consumption.

David Solomon was forced to undergo twice-monthly urine tests last year and take counselling despite medical assessments that determined he didn’t have marijuana use disorder…

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