Supervisors are encouraged to communicate the University’s cessation assistance resources to employees and consult with Employee and Labor Relations prior to implementing disciplinary action.
A face-to-face meeting with the employee to discuss concerns is always the best place to start. The following tips can help:
- Emphasize that you don’t expect or require the employee to quit smoking/tobacco use but that the employee must comply with the smoke/ tobacco-free policy while on University property.
- If the employee indicates an interest in quitting, direct him or her to available resources.