Weeding Out the Impaired: A Look at the Science and Liability of Cannabis Use in the Workplace
Chartered Professionals in Human Resources (CPHR) BC & Yukon HR Conference and Expo
Vancouver Convention Centre
April 28, 2020 at 10:45 am
With the legalization of cannabis, Canadians have a legal right to consume cannabis. Regulations on edible forms of cannabis are forthcoming.
Employers have concerns about the possible impact on employees’ performance during working hours. Who bears the risk when an employee is using cannabis on his or her own time? Are there certain professions where cannabis use at any time is incompatible with the performance of that job?
During this presentation, a panel of experts that includes Kent Employment Law lawyer David Brown will discuss these issues and examine the science and practice of impairment testing in the workplace, and consider the clash of legal rights and duties in relation to cannabis. The panel will also consider whether employers have an obligation to educate their employees, prior to disciplining them, on the impact of cannabis use on their ability to perform their jobs.
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