NSW company appealed against urine drug test prohibition

Reported by Haydee | 17 Apr, 2012

A state-owned electricity company has appealed to Fair Work Australia on its ruling stating that conducting urine tests would be “unjust and unreasonable” because these tests could provide positive results from drug use days earlier. Fair Work Australia senior deputy president, Jonathan Hamberger, ruled that the company should instead utilise oral swabs in their drug …

Fair Work Australia: No to urine drug testing

Reported by Haydee | 29 Mar, 2012

Workers at a New South Wales company will not be required to submit urine sample for drug test, after Fair Work Australia ruled that making employees submit to urine tests for drug use is “unjust and unreasonable.” ABC News reports that the arbitrator ruled in favour of unions who represented workers from the state-owned energy …