can my employers test me for tobacco use and then fire me if i test positvie in huntsvile, alablama?
Hello and welcome,Individuals do not have a right to smoke. Therefore, courts have held that under the employment at will doctrine, which permits employers or employees to terminate the employment relationship at any time without good cause, an employee may be terminated for violating a no tobacco use policy, even if the tobacco use takes place on the employee's own time.A different result could be argued if the employer is a government entity, since once could potentially argue that such an invasion would violate the employee's constitutional rights, including their right to privacy.
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