Under the smoke-free legislation, can an employer permit customers or clients, rather than employees, to smoke on its premises?
Under the smoke-free legislation all enclosed public places and workplaces that are used by more than one person are required to be smoke free. An employer cannot let anyone at all smoke on smoke-free premises. The legislation does not create any exemptions for customers or clients. The penalty for allowing smoking on smoke-free premises is a fine of up to £2,500.