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No smoking: New Zealand employers within their rights to turn away smokers

workplace relations company Employsure found 15 New Zealand organisations with job ads referencing "non-smokers only" or "non-smokers preferred".... A Human Rights Commission spokeswoman said although it might not be considered fair or reasonable, it was
New Zealand Herald (nz)
added Mar 21, 2018 11:48
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Money or Mission? The Fight about Big Tobacco’s Philanthropy

Labor advocates had big hopes for the 332nd session of the International Labour Organization’s meeting this week, but once again, the organization postponed a vote on whether to end its relationship with tobacco companies... NPQ has covered how nefarious
The Nonprofit Quarterly
added Mar 20, 2018 19:44
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[Africa, Nigeria, Uganda] Activists mount pressure on ILO to sever ties with Big Tobacco

“Nigeria’s delegation and that of other countries currently under tobacco industry assault should distance themselves from the Ugandan position,” said Akinbode Oluwafemi, Deputy Executive Director, Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria
Premium Times (ng)
added Mar 20, 2018 19:40
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This Japanese company is giving employees who don’t smoke 6 extra vacation days

After a non-smoking employee submitted a complaint about how smoke breaks were affecting productivity, marketing firm Piala Inc. made a change to its paid time-off policy. The company granted non-smoking staff an additional six days off each year to mak
PSNews.com.au (au)
added Mar 19, 2018 19:43
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RICHARD M. VILLARREAL, Petitioner, v. R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO., ET AL., Respondents: On Petition For A Writ Of Certiorari To The United States Court Of Appeals For The Eleventh Circuit BRIEF IN OPPOSITION

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”) is modeled after Title VII, except that it substitutes age for the other protected categories. Like Title VII, the ADEA prohibits both disparate- treatment and disparate-impact forms of discrimination
Jones Day
added Mar 18, 2018 02:33
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Employee health plans charge smokers extra but don’t help them quit

Almost half of small employers that charge tobacco users extra for their health insurance don’t offer wellness programs to help employees stop smoking, according to a recent study. The Affordable Care Act permits these surcharges only when employers prov
Reuters
added Mar 16, 2018 21:36
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[California] Marijuana tourists can smoke it where they buy it in San Francisco

San Francisco's marijuana "czar" Nicole Elliot said new permits will be issued once city health officials finalize regulations designed to protect workers from secondhand smoke and the neighborhood from unwelcomed odors.
AP - Associated Press
added Mar 15, 2018 23:04
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ARCHIVE: GRAY: The case for smoker-free workplaces

Being nice myself, and seeing smokers as victims, I prefer Mr Bonamour’s approach to Mr Scrooge’s. However, I want to help smokers stop smoking and the threat of non-employment may be an effective way of doing it. This is “tough love” at work. Smoker-fre
Tobacco Control
added Mar 15, 2018 22:56
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ARCHIVE: CHAPMAN: The smoker-free workplace: the case against [FREE FULL TEXT]

talk of policies to allow employers to discriminate against the hiring of smokers is understandable. But is it justifiable? When running a cancer control agency, Nigel Gray introduced policy to not hire smokers, reasoning that smoking employees sent an un
Tobacco Control
added Mar 15, 2018 22:56
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ILO chief wants to cut ties with big tobacco. Will the governing body heed the call?

This week, more than 200 organizations globally called on ILO’s governing body to put in place policies prohibiting further collaboration with the tobacco industry. This, they argue, is in line with the ILO Secretariat’s recent recommendations that the b
Devex
added Mar 15, 2018 17:14
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