Electrician off work after refusing drug, alcohol testingTesting required by employer following workplace accident01/25/2016|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 01/25/2016 After electrician George Degg was in an on-site accident, his employer — Jacobs Industrial — required him to undergo drug and alcohol testing. When Degg refused, he was barred from returning to work.Degg filed an individual grievance against his Ontario-based employer. His union — the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 353 — filed a policy grievance, arguing Degg was unjustly dismissed. Both grievances argued the requirement to undergo drug and alcohol testing violated the parties’ collective agreement, Degg’s privacy rights and relevant human rights legislation. 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.