U-Haul to begin nicotine-free hiring policy
U-Haul will soon begin declining job applicants who are nicotine users.
The nicotine-free hiring policy will go into effect in 21 states on February 1. Anyone who was employed before this date will not be impacted by the policy.
U-Haul employs more than 30,000 across the U.S. and Canada and is among Arizona’s largest employers with 4,000-plus employees. Arizona is among the 21 states where it is lawful to decline hiring individuals who use nicotine products.
Other states where the policy will be enacted are Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington.
Individuals seeking U-Haul jobs in the 21 states mentioned will see statements regarding the nicotine-free hiring policy on applications and will be questioned about nicotine use. In states where testing is allowed, applicants must consent to submit to nicotine screening in the future to be considered.