Ah Texas, the free state. Unless you use tobacco that is. If you do, it’s legal to discriminate against you in hiring. New policies have whole companies now refusing to hire employees who use any tobacco product, even an occasional cigar smoker
Cigna will no longer hire – where state law permits applicants who use tobacco products, including cigarettes, cigars and chewing or smokeless tobacco. Currently, these states are: AL, AK, AZ, AR, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, KS, MD, MA, MI, NE, OH, PA, TX, UT, VT and WA.
It’s the right thing to do. And it’s about time. Next we can block the hiring of patriots.