Smoking Discrimination in The Workplace
The percentage of adults who smoke has increased substantially over the last ten years. According to the Centers for Disease Control, nearly 14 of every 100 U.S. adults aged 18 years or older (13.7%) currently smoke cigarettes. This means an estimated 34.2 million adults in the United States currently smoke cigarettes. More than 16 million Americans live with a smoking-related disease. Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States, accounting for more than 480,000 deaths every year, or about 1 in 5 deaths. Employers have an obvious incentive to help their employees quit smoking.
In this webinar, we will discuss:
- Smoking and lifestyle discrimination statutes
- Use of E-cigarettes and vaping
- Exposure to second-hand smoke in the workplace
- Occupational and Safety Health concerns
- Promoting a smoke-free workplace through wellness programs
Susan Desmond is a principal with Jackson Lewis PC which has offices in 59 cities across the United States. Ms. Desmond has been representing management in all areas of labor and employment law since her graduation from the University of Tennessee School of Law in 1985. She is listed in Best Lawyers in America for labor and employment law and has been named by Chambers USA as one of America’s leading business lawyers. Ms. Desmond is also listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers and Louisiana Super Lawy... View Full Profile
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