Worker demands smoke-free workplace

13th April 2007, Comments 0 comments

13 April 2007, AMSTERDAM – An employee of Holland Casino in Groningen is taking his employer to court to demand a smoke-free workplace.

13 April 2007

AMSTERDAM – An employee of Holland Casino in Groningen is taking his employer to court to demand a smoke-free workplace.

Holland Casino is an entertainment venue and as such is not yet required to comply with a legal ban on smoking. Public Minister Ab Klink is considering requiring a smoking ban in such venues within a year however.

This is the first time that a worker in the catering and entertainment industry is taking a case to court asking for a smoke-free workplace. Seven years ago a worker at a post sorting centre did the same and won the case.

Since then all workers have had the right to a smoke-free work place, except for those working in the catering and entertainment industry.

The preliminary proceedings against Holland Casino will start on 24 April.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

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