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October 2017 Archives

Wrongful termination: Will deregulation of marijuana be an issue?

With the talks of marijuana being further deregulated by the government, it will be more accessible to employees, and it might soon be an issue in British Columbia workplaces. Cannabis is consumed in different manners (including in the form known as marijuana), and how employers manage cannabis use by employees may determine whether they will face wrongful termination lawsuits. The details of imminent legislation to allow cannabis use will have to be carefully studied by employers to avoid the costs of such litigation.

Appeals court rules for random drug testing in Suncor Energy case

Employees at the oil and gas operations of Suncor Energy in British Columbia may be interested in the outcome of a legal battle that followed disputes in 2012 between the energy giant and Unifor - the union that represents some of the employees at the company's oil sands sites in another province.

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