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Save Your Health and Your Business With a Smoking in the Workplace Policy

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By Renae Harg, Senior Associate and Miette Xamon, Law Clerk

Smoking in the workplace can damage more than your health

Smoking is becoming progressively less common in Australia and has decreased by 36% since 2001. However, 2.5 million Australians (or 1 in 7 aged 15 and over) still smoke daily. While smoking is slowly being suppressed, it is still a significant occurrence in many workplaces and can raise certain challenges for employers. Do employers have to accommodate smokers? Or are employers allowed to implement strict no-smoking policies? Read More