• LinkedIn
  • YouTube
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Google+

Bethlehem’s St. Luke’s hospital won’t hire smokers

by on
in Discrimination and Harassment,Human Resources

St. Luke’s Hospital and Health System in Bethlehem will screen new hires for tobacco use and not hire anyone who tests positive for nicotine.

Current employees will not be tested. Employees who fail the screening may try again in six months.

The hospital launched the initiative to promote a healthier workforce and cut health care costs.

Unlike some states, Pennsylvania lacks a “lifestyle discrimination law” that prevents employers from discriminating based on employees’ use of legal products on their own time.

Advice: If you’re considering your own policy to refuse to hire smokers, beware. St. Luke’s could face disability discrimination charges under the ADA if applicants can prove their nicotine addiction meets the law’s definition of a disability.

Like what you've read? ...Republish it and share great business tips!

Attention: Readers, Publishers, Editors, Bloggers, Media, Webmasters and more...

We believe great content should be read and passed around. After all, knowledge IS power. And good business can become great with the right information at their fingertips. If you'd like to share any of the insightful articles on BusinessManagementDaily.com, you may republish or syndicate it without charge.

The only thing we ask is that you keep the article exactly as it was written and formatted. You also need to include an attribution statement and link to the article.

" This information is proudly provided by Business Management Daily.com: http://www.businessmanagementdaily.com/11651/bethlehems-st-lukes-hospital-wont-hire-smokers "

Leave a Comment