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Anonymous
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To not hire a Smoker?
Posted by Anonymous on Apr. 6, 2014 at 10:45 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Apr. 6, 2014 at 10:45 AM

it's your right to hire anyone you want...altho, some states do have discrimmination laws

happymommy1105
by Gold Member on Apr. 6, 2014 at 10:46 AM
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I don't think you can list that as a reason

But you can definitely choose somebody else instead.
fraujones
by Mommytron on Apr. 6, 2014 at 10:46 AM
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It be tough for them to prove that's the reason if you have more than one applicant. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Apr. 6, 2014 at 10:46 AM
Absolutely your right.
RyansMommy7507
by Member on Apr. 6, 2014 at 10:47 AM
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It's not illegal. At least not in fl. But i do not believe its right. What people do on there own time has no basis on how good of an employee he or she is
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Apr. 6, 2014 at 10:47 AM
Since when do I have to prove why I didn't hire someone? I have not hired a lot of people. Never had to prove why.

Quoting fraujones:

It be tough for them to prove that's the reason if you have more than one applicant. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Apr. 6, 2014 at 10:47 AM
Smoking isn't a protected class, so it's not illegal and it is your right. However I don't know how you'll know if they smoke or not. I never tell possible employers I smoke, and they never know that I do.
UxorQuodMatris.
by Ruby Member on Apr. 6, 2014 at 10:48 AM
I don think smokers are a protected class lol.
Danesmommy1
by Grammar Enthusiast on Apr. 6, 2014 at 10:48 AM
Honestly, I wouldn't admit to being a smoker if I was in a job interview.

Btw, I'm a non smoker and don't want a job, I'm just saying, don't expect people to be honest about it.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Apr. 6, 2014 at 10:49 AM
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I beg to differ. I already have 2 smokers who work for me and in sick and tired if them bitching and moaning about needing a smoke break. We are always swamped and I need someone who isn't going to be running outside every 2 hours

Quoting RyansMommy7507: It's not illegal. At least not in fl. But i do not believe its right. What people do on there own time has no basis on how good of an employee he or she is
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