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Is it illegal or is it my right...

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 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 Silver 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 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 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 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 Police 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 - 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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