Doylestown Township will require new employees to be tobacco-free

    Applying for a job with Doylestown Township? Make sure you’re well-dressed, on time and tobacco-free.

    The township’s personnel policy has been updated to require all new employees to be smoke-free at work and home.
    Patch reports the township approved the measure after double-checking that smokers are not a protected class under Pennsylvania law. The measure took effect Jan. 1, though the township doesn’t have any current plans to hire.

    By prohibiting all forms of tobacco use for new employees, the company expects to save on its health policy.

    Geisinger, one of Pennsylvania’s largest health systems, began testing new hires for tobacco use earlier this year. Those who fail won’t be hired, but can reapply after six months.

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