Does employer have to provide smoking area?

Does employer have to provide smoking area?

Does employer have to provide smoking area?

Do employers have to provide smoking breaks or outside smoking areas? No on both counts. ... As an employer you must decide whether or not to permit smoking elsewhere e.g. open car parks, grounds, or shelters and you should indicate where smoking is allowed in your smoke free policy.

Can I make my workplace smoke free?

The health effects of passive smoking are now well documented. ... Legal reasons: There are a number of legal reasons for introducing a smoke- free workplace policy: Under the NSW Occupational Health and Safety Act 2000, employers are required to ensure the health, safety and welfare of their employees at work.

What is the law regarding smoking at work?

Employers are required by law to: display no-smoking signs in workplaces and work vehicles; take reasonable steps to make sure that staff, customers, members and visitors are aware that they may not smoke in the premises or in work vehicles; make sure that no one smokes on the premises or in vehicles.

Can you deny employment to a smoker?

Employers can legally refuse to hire smokers, but may risk missing out on great talent for their company. If possible, employers can develop specific policies to manage the needs of smoking employees while protecting others in the workplace.

Can you ask an employee if they smoke?

A: Asking this question for most jobs is not a good idea. It could be perceived as a breach of privacy because smoking tobacco is a legal activity, and some states' laws protect legal, off duty conduct. ... However, if being a smoker would impact essential job functions, then you can ask.

Is it legal for employers to allow smoking in workplace?

An employer has a legal obligation to provide a safe workplace for their employees and to protect their employees, customers and clients from the harmful effect of tobacco smoke in the workplace. In developing a smoking policy, there is no legal obligation for an employer to provide a smoking area for their employees.

Where are the designated smoking areas for employees?

The only place far enough from our entrance is adjacent to the public footpath in our carpark. An employer has a legal obligation to provide a safe workplace for their employees and to protect their employees, customers and clients from the harmful effect of tobacco smoke in the workplace.

What can an employer do to encourage employees to give up smoking?

There are many things an employer can do to encourage employees to give up smoking. Talk to your UNISON rep about whether your employer can offer any of the following: paid time off to attend relevant courses. Regarding smoking in the workplace, you could take the following action: make sure that the smoking policy is fair and workable.

Do you have to allow employees to smoke during rest period?

Employees can, of course, smoke during their rest period, if they choose, but they must not smoke in an enclosed or substantially enclosed area. As an employer you must decide whether or not to permit smoking elsewhere e.g. open car parks, grounds, or shelters and you should indicate where smoking is allowed in your smoke free policy.


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