Juul banned vaping at its offices last year, but some employees continue to use e-cigarettes at their desks, in hallways, and in meetings, the Wall Street Journal reports. Following the ban, Juul warned in September that it would dock employee bonuses and potentially terminate anyone who violated the rule, according to the Journal.In a statement to Business Insider, Juul said it remains “committed to maintaining a smoke and vapor-free work‐place in compliance with state and local laws.”Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.Sign up for Business Insider’s retail newsletter, The Drive-Thru.Juul has banned vaping at its offices, but some employees continue to use e-cigarettes at their desks, in hallways, and in meetings, the Wall Street Journal reports.Juul announced the vaping ban in December 2018 in an email from its then-CEO, Kevin Burns.Burns wrote that “It may feel nonsensical to prohibit at-work use of the very products we work hard to create and promote,” but said the company must comply with legal requirements.Some employees, including top executives, continued to openly vape in the office, according to the Journal. In September, Burns sent another email threatening to write up and punish workers caught vaping in the company’s offices. He said Juul would dock bonuses on second and third offenses and may terminate employees over a fourth offense, the Journal reported.In a statement to Business Insider, Juul said it remains “committed to maintaining a smoke and vapor-free work‐place in compliance with state and local laws.””Our policy strictly prohibits vaping in our US facilities where applicable law or lease agreements do not allow vaping,” the company said. “We take this commitment very seriously and take appropriate actions against violations.”If you work for Juul and have a story to share, contact this reporter via encrypted messaging app Signal at +1 (646) 768-4757 using a non-work phone, email at [email protected], or Twitter DM at @hcpeterson. SEE ALSO: Apply here to attend IGNITION: Retail, an event focused on the future of retail, in New York City on January 14.
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