On-Demand Webcast: Drug and Alcohol Testing and Human Rights

Date and Time

Starts:11/03/2016 12:00 AM

Ends:11/03/2056 11:30 PM

1 Hour Hour(s)




Additional Information

Event Sponsor

Ontario Human Rights Commission

While some employers use drug and alcohol testing to enhance workplace safety, it represents a collision between workplace requirements and employee human rights and privacy rights. It may also discriminate against people with addictions, which is considered a disability protected by the Ontario Human Rights Code. This webinar examines the human rights implications of workplace drug and alcohol testing.

Learning objectives:

<  The Ontario Human Rights Commission’s (OHRC) perspective on the current state of the law in Ontario related to drug and alcohol testing

<  The human rights of an employee or job applicant when it comes to drug and alcohol testing

<  The employer’s obligations under the Ontario Human Rights Code when it comes to designing and implementing drug and alcohol testing programs or policies

Who should attend:

Employers who employ people in safety-sensitive positions, and unions and employees in these workplaces, lawyers and human resources professionals. Employers who are thinking of setting up testing, or trying to accommodate people with substance addictions may also find it useful.

Speaker bio(s)
Anya Kater

Anya Kater has a Master’s degree in Social Work and works as a Senior Policy Analyst at the Ontario Human Rights Commission. Anya develops and drafts public policy on a range of human rights and social justice issues. She also delivers public education and undertakes consultations with stakeholder groups and the broader public.

Dora Nipp, Human Rights Education and Change Specialist