On-Demand Webcast: Medical Marijuana in the Workplace: Balancing Safety Concerns, Accommodation and Choice of Medication

Date and Time

Starts:01/16/2018 8:00 AM

Ends:01/16/2056 8:00 AM

1 Hour Hour(s)


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Event Sponsor

Employers are progressively struggling to find the right balance between safety and accommodation when an employee presents them with a prescription for medical marijuana. How far does the duty to accommodate go when an employee chooses to take medical marijuana to manage his or her disability instead of using a less impairing alternative treatment?

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand nuanced safety and accommodation considerations surrounding medical marijuana use
  • Address common stereotypes associated with medical marijuana
  • Learn the do's and don'ts of dealing with accommodation requests involving medical marijuana
  • Explore new and emerging medical marijuana laws, policies, and jurisprudence

Speaker bio(s)
David Turner, Partner

David acts as counsel to management with respect to all aspects of Canadian employment and labour law. This includes advising, representing and litigating on behalf of clients with respect to: employment law; labour relations; wrongful dismissal; employment standards; human rights; workplace policies and procedures; employment contracts; performance management; and workplace safety and insurance matters.
David strives to assist employers to develop and articulate clear policies that protect the employer’s interests. He also works with his firm’s clients to develop practical and workable responses to employment issues such as performance management, employee discipline and workplace harassment.
David has lectured at the Law Society of Upper Canada and Ryerson University on Employment and Labour Law.
Free time in the summer is spent with his family at his cottage. In the winter David coaches his son’s hockey team.
He graduated from Queens Law School in 1984 and was called to the bar of the Law Society of Upper Canada in 1986. He is also a member of the Canadian Bar Association and the Ontario Bar Association.