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Hello! My name is Debra (formerly known as Legal Ease). Thank you for your question. I'm reviewing it now, and will post back again shortly.
I am sorry to hear of this difficult situation.
Are you in a union?
I do not need to see the note.
If the doctor is able to assure the employer that this medication does not cause you to put yourself or anyone ever ask employer should be satisfied that you can work safely while on this medication.
From what I understand from your post your doctor is not prepared to say that. Whether cannabis is legal or not is not the issue. For example alcohol is legal and you cannot come to work impaired by alcohol so that argument has no relevance.
What is relevant is that this is a medically necessary medication so the employer has to provide you with a reasonable accommodation so if they can accommodate you while on the medication they must.
But if they don't have proof that you can be accommodated safely then you won't be able to work in the same position. That would mean that they have to provide you with a different position as part of their duty to accommodate you unless doing so will cause them to undergo undue hardship.
If they refuse to do this and this is a breach of the human rights code and you can file a complaint with the human rights Tribunal.
Does that clarify the law?
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There is no way to test for cannabis impairment and that is on of the problems in every area of the law, from working to driving.
You are 100% correct.
So you can make it clear that you are never impaired, you never consume cannabis in any form when you are working but only on your days off and if the continue you will file a complaint with the Human Rights Tribunal.
I do suggest that at the meeting you mention the Human Rights Tribunal. They don't want to face a complaint.
I can well understand that. I am so sorry.
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