Marijuana in the Workplace: Employer & Employee Rights

by Samfiru Tumarkin

Friday, June 22nd, 2018 at 4:10 pm

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Wednesday, June 20th that Canadians will be able to consume marijuana recreationally without criminal penalties starting on Oct. 17, 2018.

A recent survey released in January by the Human Resource Professionals Association found 71 per cent of employers felt they were not ready for marijuana legalization.

Marijuana in the Workplace: What Are Your Rights?

What do employers need to do in order to be prepared for the changes introduced by Bill C-45? What rights to employees have?

Lia Moody, employment lawyer and Managing Partner at Samfiru Tumarkin LLP in Vancouver, joined The Jon McComb Show on Global News Radio 980 CKNW to discuss how legislation will impact workplaces across Canada.

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