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NEWBURYPORT (CBS) — If you smoke, don’t bother applying for a job at Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport.
The hospital is requiring job applicants to take nicotine tests. If they test positive, they’ll be rejected. If they quit smoking, they can try again six months later.
“How far do we want our private employers to intrude in our private lives?” asks employee rights attorney Philip Gordon. “What happens if, during that blood test, they find out something else about me?”
Originally posted by Intelearthling
Taking a nicotine test for applicants goes beyond invasion of privacy.
Originally posted by Sherlock Holmes
Nicotine isn't a major mind-altering substance, so there isn't really any problem with someone turning up for work ''under the influence'' of nicotine.