Speakeasy forum: CVS to force out smokers and obese workers

by: James Denison March 20, 2013 9:53 PM PDT

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CVS to force out smokers and obese workers

by James Denison - 3/20/13 9:53 PM

Pretty much what it seems to be eventually, because if they don't lose the weight and they don't quit smoking, they will lose pay and likely be laid off eventually. Isn't that interesting? You aren't supposed to discriminate against certain immoral types who work for you, but can against the obese and the smokers. People can't be judged anymore on just their job performance.

CVS to hassle smokers and fatties.
"CVS Caremark (CVS) has put its employees on notice that they need to reveal their weight or pay a monthly $50 penalty. "Avoid
the $600 annual surcharge," CVS warns its employees who use the
company's health insurance plan. They've been told they are required by
May 1 to show up to a doctor for an annual WebMD (WBMD) Wellness Review and submit to tests for blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol and body mass and body weight.

Smokers working for CVS are also warned: "You must either be
tobacco-free by May 1, 2014, or participate in the WebMD tobacco
cessation program." Defiant smokers can avoid penalties if they are
healthy enough in other categories specified by the company.
"

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