Termination upheld for random drug test refusal

The grievor had been accommodated under a last-chance agreement for his addictions. He had passed several random tests, but eventually refused one because his position had not been defined as safety-sensitive. The arbitrator found that the grievor was bound by his agreement to submit to random testing and that the employer had accommodated him to the point of undue hardship.

A transit worker was fired when he refused to submit to a random drug test mandated by the terms of his return-to-work agreement.

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