‘What Renters Want’ with Jessica Fiur: Employers Can Choose to Not Hire Smokers–Is the Multifamily Industry Next?

Some states allow employees to not hire someone just because they're a smoker. Could, and should, this be applied to multifamily?

By Jessica Fiur, News Editor

Smoking could cause insurance rates to increase, and employers are finding incentive programs for employees to quit smoking have been unsuccessful. So, according to a recent story on Yahoo.com, employers could deny an applicant unemployment if they are a smoker. They might simply ask a job candidate if he is a smoker during the interview, or perform a drug test that searches for nicotine.

Could the multifamily industry be far behind?

The issue of smoking in apartments is often cause for heated debate. Should property managers screen their potential residents to weed out smokers?

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