Worker demands 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.
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]
Subject: Dutch news