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Top 10 Canadian Cases on Workplace Privacy in Unionized Employment

Lancaster House presented an audio-conference last Thursday (May 13, 2010) on the "Top 10 Cases on Workplace Privacy in the Unionized Workplace". The cases covered  - there were more than 10 - were:

Off-Site Surveillance:

  • Teamsters, Local 419 v. Securicor Cash Services [2004] O.L.A.A. No. 99 (QL)
  • Labourers' International Union of North America, Local 625 v. Prestressed Systems [2005] O.L.A.A. No. 125 (QL)
  • Doman Forest Products Ltd. v. International Woodworkers, Local 1-357, [1990] B.C.C.A.A.A. No. 401 (QL)

On-Site Surveillance: 

  • Lenworth Metal Products Ltd. v. United Steelworkers of America, Local 3950 [1999] O.L.A.A. No. 718 (QL)
  • United Steelworkers of America, Local 8580 v. IKO Industries Ltd. [2005] O.L.A.A. No. 354 (QL), aff'd [2006] O.J. No. 4754 (QL) (Ont. Sup Ct.)
  • United Food and Commercial Workers Union, Local 401 v. Canada Safeway Ltd. [2005] A.G.A.A. No. 109 (QL)

Personal Searches:

  • Lornex Mining Corp. Ltd. v. United Steelworkers of America, Local 7619 (Policy Grievance), [1983] B.C.C.A.A.A. No. 503 (QL)

Medical Examinations:

Medical Information:

  • West Coast Energy Inc. (c.o.b. Duke Energy Gas Transmission) v. Communications, Energy and Paperworkers' Union of Canada, Local 449, [2004] C.L.A.D. No. 504 (QL)
  • Hamilton Health Sciences v. O.N.A. (2007), 167 LAC (4th) 122

Off-Duty Conduct:

  • Millhaven Fibres Ltd. v. Oil, Chemical & Atomic Workers International Union, Local 9-670 [1967] O.L.A.A. No. 4 (QL)

Criminal Record Checks:

  • Public Service Alliance of Canada, Local 0004 v. Greater Toronto Airport Authority  [2004] C.L.A.D. No. 524 (QL)
  • Ottawa Professional Firefighters Association v. City of Ottawa (Criminal Records Check Greiavnce), [2007] O.L.A.A. No. 731 (QL)

Drug and Alcohol Testing and Privacy Law:

  • Canadian National Railway v. National Automobile, Aerospace, Transportation and General Workers Union of Canada [2000] C.L.A.D. No. 465 (QL)
  • United Transportation Union v. Canada Pacific Ltd.(Hutchinson Grievance), [1987] C.L.A.D. No. 61 (QL)

Drug and Alcohol Testing and Discrimination Law:

Personal Appearance and Dress Codes:

  • Scarborough (Borough) v. International Association of Fire Fighters, Local 626 [1972] O.L.A.A. No. 11 (QL)
  • Dominion Stores Ltd. v. United Steelworkers of America [1976] O.L.A.A. No. 4 (QL) 
  • United Parcel Service Canada v. Employ√©s du transport local et industries diverses, local 931 [2003] D.A.T.C. No. 582 (QL)