Let the lawsuits begin.
Weyco Inc., a health benefits administrator based in Okemos, Mich., adopted a policy Jan. 1 that allows employees to be fired if they smoke, even if the smoking happens after business hours or at home.
Company founder Howard Weyers has said the anti-smoking rule was designed to shield the firm from high health care costs. “I don’t want to pay for the results of smoking,” he said.
The rule led one employee to quit before the policy was adopted. Four others were fired when they balked at the smoking test.
Looks like this is happening in more than one place.