Re: If you want a job, give up cigarettes
Posted by: Reality Addict (IP Logged)
Date: October 24, 2007 12:29PM
To the best of my knowledge, race, gender, religion, age (people over 40) and national origin are the only things that an employers are legally barred from using as reasons to discriminate. Anything else, smoking, hieght, wieght, etc. is okay. So, the employer acts within it's rights no explanation needed.
As for the individual who states he subsidizes a buisness giving him rights with regard to access to the owners health records, he is completely wrong. Customers do not subsidize buisnesses they patronize them. The poster is free to inquire about a buisness owners smoking habits and the owner will likely tell him to mind his own buisness. The poster is always free to take his buisness elswhere.