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Fertilizer Company Loses Out On Right to Drug Test Employee

  1. Beenthere2Hippie
    NEW ZEALAND - The Employment Relations Authority has ruled against a company that dismissed a staff member who tested positive for cannabis.

    The Tauranga branch of fertiliser company Ballance Agri-Nutrients forced the man to undergo the drug test after someone phoned them, saying he had smoked marijuana in a Tauranga carpark.

    But the Employment Relations Authority ruled the company was not entitled to make the employee take a drug test.

    Ballance was ordered to pay $3000 compensation and almost $11000 in lost wages to the man.

    Radio New Zealand News/Oct. 15, 2014
    Graphic: Googlec.com
    Newshawk Crew

    Author Bio

    BT2H is a retired news editor and writer from the NYC area who, for health reasons, retired to a southern US state early, and where BT2H continues to write and to post drug-related news to DF.


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