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Employee Privacy Wins Out Over Safety: The Supreme Court of Canada Weighs in on Random Alcohol Testing in the Workplace 
 


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In a much-anticipated decision about random alcohol testing in hazardous unionized workplaces, a majority of the Supreme Court of Canada decided that Irving Pulp & Paper Ltd.’s unilateral implementation of random alcohol testing for employees in safety-sensitive positions was an invalid exercise of management rights.  For a link to the decision click here. Facts Irving Pulp…

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