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
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