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The provisions of this Article apply to office workplace shared by the employees of two or more employers.
(1) Each employer shall notify his or her employees of the following regulations regarding smoking:
(a) Any nonsmoking employee may object to his or her employer about smoke in the office workplace. If the objection concerns another employer's employee, the nonsmoker's employer shall notify the smoker's employer of the objection. Using already available means of ventilation or separation or partition of office space, the smoker's employer shall attempt to reach a reasonable accommodation, insofar as possible, between the preferences of the nonsmoking and smoking employees. However, an employer is not required by this ordinance to make any expenditures or structural changes to accommodate the preferences of nonsmoking or smoking employees.
(b) If an accommodation which is satisfactory to all affected nonsmoking employees cannot be reached, the preferences of nonsmoking employees shall prevail and the employers shall prohibit smoking in that office workplace. The employers shall clearly mark the area in which smoking is prohibited.
(Added by Ord. 180- 88, App. 4/28/88)