Canadian Civil Liberties Association
Oct 1, 2012
Josh Phillips and Karen Ensslen have been appointed counsel for the Canadian Civil Liberties Association in its intervention at the Supreme Court of Canada in the case of Irving Pulp and Paper Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada, Local 30 v. Irving Pulp & Paper, Limited
, in which the Court will consider the reasonableness of random alcohol testing in a dangerous workplace and the appropriate balance between an employers’ interest in health and safety and employees’ privacy rights. This is the first time the Supreme Court will consider this important issue which has been the subject of numerous decisions by labour arbitrators and lower courts.