I'm employed through a construction company that is hired or in other words a contractor on an energy company's site.

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Customer: I'm employed through a construction company that is hired or in other words a contractor on an energy company's site. Can the energy company who we contract to demand a random drug and alcohol test of an entire work force?
JA: What kind of workplace is this? Is it the public or private sector?
Customer: Private sector
JA: Where are you located? Drug testing laws vary by state.
Customer: Saskatchewan, Canada
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: Not really. I'm just curious to the laws around drug and alcohol testing at random
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Debra, Expert

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.

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Debra, Expert

I am sorry to hear of your concern.

I am just going to bed but I didn't want you to have to wait.

Can you let me know (and then I will answer in the morning) if this is for some specific reason. For example was there an accident?

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Our company had an incident last thursday where an employee required first aid. No loss time. The individual reported it late. And now my employer is stating that the client/energy company is going to random piss test the whole crew 4 days later which happens to be tomorrow morning.
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It says you are still online?
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I went to bed right after I posted this. Maybe I stay logged in for a while. I don't log out. I just close my laptop.

The law in Saskatchewan is that random drug testing is generally unacceptable even in a safety-sensitive workplace because drug tests do not indicate actual, present impairment. Unlike a breathalyzer for alcohol, for example, the results of the testing do not and cannot prove impairment. Drug use evidence can remain in the blood long after the effects of the drug have warn office.

Random drug testing may be acceptable in a safety-sensitive workplace where this is to monitor and support someone who is part of a rehabilitative program.

So this testing is actually contrary to the laws in Saskatchewan and throughout the country.

Do you see what I mean?

Please feel free to post back with any follow-up questions you may have. If you don't have any then I hope I have earned a 5 star rating but if you don't feel that I have please don't hesitate to reply back and let me know what more I can do to assist you. Finally, please know that even after you rate me I will be here for you and you can ask follow-up questions if you think of them later on at no further charge of course.

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perfect thank you!
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