Second chance for pot-smoking workerThe grievor could prove that he was making serious efforts to break his marijuana dependency and the Arbitrator found he deserved reinstatement with conditions.By Mark Rogers01/23/2012|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 01/19/2012 A worker was fired after he was discovered smoking marijuana during a work break. The union grieved.A.W. worked as a Go Packer at an insulation manufacturing company. A.W. worked in close proximity to numerous industrial machines. His job was considered safety-sensitive. He had three and one-half years’ service when he was fired in February 2011. At about 2 a.m. during the night shift on Feb. 3, 2001, A.W. was taking a break outside smoking. A supervisor approached and asked A.W. what he was doing. When A.W. replied that he was smoking a cigarette, the supervisor replied that it smelled like “weed.” A.W. offered no denial and said, “Do you think so?” 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.