Bone v. Ford Meter Box Co.

A payroll clerk was fired for smoking off the job, a violation of the company’s “tobacco-free” policy that applied to people hired after March 1987.  Bone filed suit, seeking unspecified damages and job reinstatement.  See “Fame Finds Hoosier Who Was Fired for Smoking,” Louisville Courier-Journal, September 9, 1991, B3; and Pellegrini, M., “Where There’s Smoke There Are Firings,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 2, 1995, A1.

(Huntington (IN) Circuit Court).