Chewing tobacco in the workplace
Can an employer make a rule banning chewing tobacco in the employer's building(s)? We have several employees who chew, and they often use a soda can for disposal. We've had to deal with gooey, disgusting messes when the pop cans are tossed into the recycling bin, and management views this as a health issue. If we cannot forbid chewing on the premises, can we require these individuals to bring in a different type of receptacle that they remove from their area each day after work?