A bus driver sacked after testing positive for cocaine has won his unfair dismissal case and $A71,000 compensation.
Ken Ball worked for the bus company in Essex London for 21-years when he failed a saliva test following a shift in 2017.
He insisted he had never taken any illegal drugs and blamed the positive result on students on his bus.
He said the cocaine may have got into his saliva from handling bank notes.
Despite an additional test of Ball’s hair follicles finding no traces of cocaine, his employer, First Buses, sacked him for gross misconduct.
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