The controversial no smoking policy that prompted the firing of four women from Okemos based Weyco is front and center again, this time in Senate Chambers.
State Senator Virg Bernero introduced the Employee Privacy Protection Act Wednesday. If passed, the bill would prohibit employers from hiring or firing based on legal conduct outside of work unless it directly affects a job requirement.
The four women were terminated in January when they refused to take a test which would determine if they smoke cigarettes. Bernero's bill now goes to the Committee on Government Operations. Weyco's CEO calls the proposed legislation "a step backward."
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.