RS 23:966     

§966.  Prohibition of smoking discrimination

A.  As long as an individual, during the course of employment, complies with applicable law and any adopted workplace policy regulating smoking, it shall be unlawful for an employer:

(1)  To discriminate against the individual with respect to discharge, compensation, promotion, any personnel action or other condition, or privilege of employment because the individual is a smoker or nonsmoker.

(2)  To require, as a condition of employment, that the individual abstain from smoking or otherwise using tobacco products outside the course of employment.

B.  A smoker, as referred to herein, is limited to a person who smokes tobacco.

C.  Nothing in this Section shall preclude an employer from formulating and adopting a policy regulating an employee's workplace use of a tobacco product or from taking any action consistent therewith.

D.  Any employer who violates the provisions of this Section shall be fined up to two hundred fifty dollars for the first offense and up to five hundred dollars for any subsequent offense.

Acts 1991, No. 762, §1.