tibor wrote: Learned wrote:
In Wisconsin, it is illegal to discriminate (including in the hiring process) against a person because of their use or nonuse of a legal product, off work hours and off the employer's premises. That would cover alcohol and cigs.Look here.
Someone should tell UW. You're not allowed to drink at lunch, as I understand it, even if you're not getting paid for the time and you're off site.
I'm guessing they'd rely on this:
(2) Notwithstanding s. 111.322, it is not employment discrimination because of use or nonuse of a lawful product off the employer's premises during nonworking hours for an employer, labor organization, employment agency, licensing agency or other person to refuse to hire, employ, admit, or license an individual, to bar, suspend or terminate an individual from employment, membership or licensure, or to discriminate against an individual in promotion, in compensation or in terms, conditions or privileges of employment or labor organization membership if the individual's use or nonuse of a lawful product off the employer's premises during nonworking hours does any of the following:
(a) Impairs the individual's ability to undertake adequately the job-related responsibilities of that individual's employment, membership or licensure.