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HRM CA | 12 Aug 2014, 09:46 AM Agree 0
A bona fide medical marijuana user is taking his right to smoke pot at work all the way to the Canadian Human Rights Commission, after he says he was fired for the practice by TD Bank.
  • Mary | 12 Aug 2014, 01:08 PM Agree 0
    Fascinating - assuming he is alleging his conduct in relation to legitimate questions by HR is appropriate because he is a legitimate marijuana user. It appears that TD may be asserting that one has nothing to do with the other...which is true.
  • Marilyn Johnson | 12 Aug 2014, 11:01 PM Agree 0
    Employers beware and be ready. Understanding this new law is complex and leads to accommodation which under the Human Rights Act leads to yet more challenges. We are in overdrive with accommodation requirements in this country and most Canadian employers are not prepared. Legal marihuana along with the rash of other legislation hitting Canadian employers is not just for one province and will continue to form part of every agenda at the level of every government body across the country. Time is due for HR professionals to partner and be prepared, this is just the tip of the iceberg.
  • Marilyn Johnson | 12 Aug 2014, 11:01 PM Agree 0
    Employers beware and be ready. Understanding this new law is complex and leads to accommodation which under the Human Rights Act leads to yet more challenges. We are in overdrive with accommodation requirements in this country and most Canadian employers are not prepared. Legal marihuana along with the rash of other legislation hitting Canadian employers is not just for one province and will continue to form part of every agenda at the level of every government body across the country. Time is due for HR professionals to partner and be prepared, this is just the tip of the iceberg.
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