Toronto airport worker fired for ‘medically authorized’ marijuana

ATS 'failed to attempt to accommodate': Arbitrator
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 04/23/2018

After minor damage happened to an aircraft that caused 45 minutes of delay at Toronto’s Pearson airport, a ramp agent was tested for drugs in his system.

Dinesh Sehgal was employed by Airport Terminal Services (ATS) for nine years when on July 7, 2016, Sehgal and another ramp agent attempted to attach a tow bar to an incoming flight when it “rolled” away from him and caused damage to a United Airlines airplane.

After the incident, the agents were advised by Manni Baines, duty manager, that they would be tested for the presence of drugs or alcohol as per ATS policy.