Does your workplace have a policy banning the wearing of perfumes and colognes? If not, a recent lawsuit launched in Michigan should give you pause for thought.
Detroit City Planner Susan McBride is suing the city regarding a co-worker’s wearing of perfume on the job. McBride claims she is extremely sensitive to perfume and her allergy left her unable to work. Her lawsuit states that the work environment violates the Americans with Disabilities Act.
McBride is seeking unspecified damages, plus a perfume ban at her workplace. She has worked for the planning department since 2000 and her woes began a year ago when a perfume-loving co-worker transferred into her area.
Her lawsuit states that the co-worker not only wore overpowering perfume but also used a scented room deodorizer. The co-worker eventually disconnected the air freshener but continued to wear strong perfume.