Bans on smoking inside the workplace have become more common than not. Employers are looking to curb smoking by their workforce in order to protect workers' health and to control soaring healthcare costs. Although there is no federal law that regulates smoking in private sector workplaces, most states have passed laws restricting smoking in the workplace. Some ban smoking outright inside all enclosed work facilities, public or private. Others prohibit smoking in public workplaces only, or in certain types of workplaces (e.g., health care facilities, restaurants).
Any employer is free to ban smoking in its workplace, even if state law allows it. If you are considering implementing a ban on smoking, consider using or adapting the following sample policy language: The Company recognizes the right of its employees to work in an environment free of tobacco smoke. Therefore, smoking or other use of tobacco products ...(register to read more)