Can an employer make me take a drug or alcohol test?

1. Find out if Ontario’s laws apply

Most employers in Ontario must follow the Ontario Human Rights Code. The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario deals with claims against these employers.

If you think that your employer has discriminated against you because of an addiction to drugs or alcohol, you may be able to make a claim at the .

If you were fired, you might also be able to sue your employer in court.

But some industries are covered by federal laws. These are laws made by the Government of Canada and they apply throughout the country. These industries include banks, airlines, some trucking businesses, and broadcasting. The Government of Canada website has a more complete list.

Employers in these industries must follow the Canada Labour Code. The Canadian Human Rights Commission deals with complaints against these employers.

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