Re: No Smokers Wanted in Houston (was: Tech Writers Wanted...)

Subject: Re: No Smokers Wanted in Houston (was: Tech Writers Wanted...)
From: "Wayne J. Douglass" <wayned -at- VERITY -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 6 Mar 1997 16:58:13 -0800

At 04:11 PM 3/6/97 -0800, Patrice Poutre wrote:
>Deborah Silvi posted a job opening at the request
>of her employer:
>
>> Information Developer...
>
>The last requirement was:
>
>> Must be a non-smoker.
>
>Is this requirement enforceable?
>
Yeah, it is. At least 10 years ago I had lunch with the head of NEC America
and he said that he would not hire anyone who smoked. I asked, "Is that
legal." He said, "Smokers are not a protected class."

--Wayne Douglass

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