USA: Rodrigues v. Scotts Co. et al: man fired for smoking given leave to pursue privacy claim - 30.01.08

A judge in the USA (Boston, Mass) has ruled that a man sacked by his lawn service company employer after testing positive for nicotine in a urine test can pursue a claim for invasion of privacy. The man claims that the test was required under his empoyer's anti-tobacco policy which prohibited employees from smoking tobacco products even in their own time.

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