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Some legal issues relating to passive smoking at the workplace.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2257014     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This paper will discuss some of the current legal issues concerning passive smoking at the workplace. Employers who introduce 'No Smoking' policies must take care in the manner in which they introduce any rules and the extent to which the new rules affect those employees who have always been permitted to smoke at work. Changing the rules in an arbitrary fashion may give rise to claims for breach of contract. Smokers may also sue for constructive dismissal should the new rules be imposed in an unreasonable manner. But employers who have followed a fair procedure may have the right to discipline or finally dismiss any smoker who refuses to accept the new rules.
G Howard
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of addiction     Volume:  85     ISSN:  0952-0481     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Addict     Publication Date:  1990 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-10-16     Completed Date:  1990-10-16     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804404     Medline TA:  Br J Addict     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  873-82     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Employee Discipline / legislation & jurisprudence*
Occupational Diseases / prevention & control*
Occupational Health Services / legislation & jurisprudence*
Personnel Management / legislation & jurisprudence*
Risk Factors
Tobacco Smoke Pollution / legislation & jurisprudence*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Tobacco Smoke Pollution
Comment In:
Br J Addict. 1991 Mar;86(3):335-7   [PMID:  1827352 ]
Erratum In:
Br J Addict 1990 Sep;85(9):1211

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