Michigan Laws on Smoking in the Workplace

Information on Michigan workplace smoking laws, including accommodations for smokers and employer policies on smoking.

What kinds of workplaces are subject to Michigan workplace smoking laws?

Michigan smoking laws cover all places of employment.

In Michigan, in what parts of the workplace is smoking prohibited? Where is smoking permitted?

In Michigan, smoking is prohibited in all places of employment. Places of employment are defined as enclosed indoor areas that contain at least one workspace for at least one employee.

What are the requirements for designated smoking areas in Michigan workplaces?

Michigan does not require employers to create designated smoking areas or provide other accommodations for smokers in the workplace.

Does Michigan require employers to make accommodations for nonsmokers?

Michigan doesn’t specifically require employers to provide workplace accommodations for nonsmoker employees.

Are employers required to have a written or oral policy on workplace smoking in Michigan?

Michigan laws don’t address employer policies on smoking in the workplace. Local laws regulating smoking -- at the city, county, or town level -- may require employers to have a policy on smoking in some areas. And even though it’s not required by law in Michigan, employers are generally free to adopt policies on smoking in the workplace if they choose to.

Does Michigan provide employees with protection from smoking-related discrimination?

Michigan employers may not take retaliatory or adverse action against an employee or applicant for exercising rights under the state's workplace smoking laws.

Where can I find Michigan law information on smoking in the workplace?

Michigan's smoking laws can be found at Michigan Statutes sections 333.12601 through 333.12616. You can find additional information on workplace smoking laws in Nolo's books Your Rights in the Workplace, by Barbara Repa (Nolo) and The Employer's Legal Handbook, by Fred Steingold (Nolo).

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