Ohio High Court Snuffs Challenge To Workplace Smoking Ban

Law360, New York (May 25, 2012, 1:03 PM EDT) -- The Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a state ban on smoking in the workplace, ruling that the law did not represent an infringement of a bar proprietor's private property rights under the state constitution.

In a 7-0 ruling, Ohio's high court found that the state's Smoke Free Act, which passed as a ballot initiative in 2006 and prohibits employers from permitting smoking in any workplace, including bars and restaurants, was not an unconstitutional “taking” of private property. The court came down against against the company...
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