Law Firm Investigating
Tobacco Surcharge Claims
For Immediate Release / Advertising Material
November 1, 2023 – McClelland Law Firm is investigating claims against employers who impose tobacco surcharges on employees. This may be an unlawful penalty for tobacco use; if so, employees are entitled to a reimbursement of the overcharges.
Employers may charge additional premiums for tobacco use, but only if they meet certain strict requirements. One requirement is that the employer must provide a “reasonable alternative” to simply not being a tobacco user. In other words, employers must give tobacco users a way to avoid the surcharge other than not smoking. And they must provide notice of the reasonable alternative in all plan documents discussing the tobacco surcharge.
If you pay a tobacco surcharge and want to learn if your employer's practice violates the law (potentially entitling you to a claim for reimbursement of tobacco surcharges paid), please Contact Us for more information.
For additional information, please contact:
McClelland Law Firm, P.C.
The Flagship Building
200 Westwoods Drive
Liberty, Missouri 64068
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