Random drug and alcohol testing at the TTC
7. Refusals to test and the policy
A refusal includes: refusal to be tested, failure to cooperate with the collection process, failure to remain readily available for testing, or refusal to agree to disclose the result to the FFD Group.
A refusal would also occur if the employee alleges there is a medical reason for not being able to provide an adequate sample, but is later unable to verify this through medical documentation.
A refusal to test includes failure to co-operate with the collection process, failure to remain readily available for testing, a confirmed attempt to tamper with a sample, and refusal to agree to disclose the test result to the program administrator or designate.
Grounds for discipline
A positive test result is a violation of the policy and grounds for disciplinary action up to and including dismissal. In all situations there will be an investigation to verify that a violation has occurred before disciplinary action is taken. The severity of the consequences depends on the nature of the circumstances. You may be referred to a substance abuse professional for an assessment.
The TTC’s discipline process always considers the individual facts of each case.