Oil worker fired after refusing to take drug test

Employer dismissed grievance due to missing time limits
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 08/21/2017

After he was seen smoking a marijuana joint while on the job, a worker on the Hebron oil field project was terminated after he refused to submit to a drug test.
Rodney Mitchell worked as a blower operator at the Bull Arm site in Trinity Bay, N.L., when on July 19, 2015, he was seen smoking a cigarette inside a vehicle. 

He was escorted off site for violating a site absolute. 

Mitchell immediately informed his union shop steward Glenn Saunders that he had a medical marijuana prescription and he wanted to fight his dismissal.