Old Smoke

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Case 8.4 “OLD SMOKE”
JANUARY 28, 2012

CASE 8.4 OLD SMOKE 1. Explain how you would handle this situation if you were Charles Renfold.
If I were Charles Renfold and was confronted about the smell of “old smoke’’ I would listen to the complaint from Darlene and explain to her that the company has not banned smoking at the work place. I would also remind Darlene that she has a job to accomplish in the file room and that this is what the company pays her to do and any refusal of such an order could be deemed as insubordination and could result in disciplinary actions. Next I would go talk to Frank and Alice about smoking in the office because he has had a complaint about the odor. He should remind them that while the company and the law does not prohibit smoking in doors, they still have to respect each individual right that work for the company. Charles should contact the main office and try to put a policy in effect that gives the smokers of the company a designated area to participate in this activity. Not allowing employees to smoke or use tobacco products in the office should not drop moral or productivity because using tobacco should only be allowed on designated brakes or at lunch and should also only be done in a designated area that is suitable for the environment. 2. Describe the policy on smoking that you would recommend to Redwood Associates.
The policy that I would incorporate at Redwood Associates for smoking would be that it is only allowed at designated brake times and that there would be a designated area where this could be done. This area would be away from the main entrances of the building as to not affect anyone coming there to conduct business. The remains would also be disposed of properly in a container that is provided by the company. Tobacco of any sort in the building…...

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