Breaking drug, alcohol policy warrants firingThe grievor had been drinking when he was called in to work. However, he came anyway. Later, when his behavior attracted the attention of a supervisor, he was tested and found to be impaired. He was not addicted and his short service and blemished record did not prompt the Arbitrator to mitigate the penalty.By Mark Rogers02/13/2012|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 02/13/2012 Breath-tested at work following a minor fracas with a crewmate, a maritime worker was fired after tests registered his blood alcohol content at about 0.037 per cent.Q.D. began working in 2004 for a company that operated a maritime ferry service. The job offered year-round employment but less than full-time hours. He worked alternately as a Freight Handler/Stevedore and Traffic Director. The job was considered safety-sensitive.There was a letter of discipline on his record for speaking inappropriately to a co-worker and questioning a supervisor when he was fired on Dec. 10, 2009. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.