Employee Fired For Smoking Sues Company

Law360, New York (December 1, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- A former employee of the Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. is suing the lawn-care company for firing him after a urine test turned up traces of nicotine, indicating that he had violated company policy forbidding smoking on or off company premises.

Scotts announced last year that it was forbidding all employees from smoking cigarettes in order to improve employee health and drive down health insurance costs. The company announced that it would conduct random urine sampling of employees, and that those who tested positive for nicotine would be...
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