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Smokers’ Rights in the Employment Context

Can employers refuse to hire a applicants for their tobacco use? In most states, the answer is "yes." Unless the candidate is applying for a job in a State with a "smokers'-rights statute," an employer can refuse to hire candidates who smoke. According to the Texas Employment...

Ohio Supreme Court upholds statewide workplace smoking ban

Thursday, May 24, 2012 On November 7, 2006, Ohio voters passed a ballot initiative to enact the Smoke Free Workplace Act. It became effective on December 7, 2006, and is codified in R.C. Chapter 3794 . Generally, to adhere to the Act, businesses must do four things: Prohibit smoking in any...