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    Employee Sues City Over Co-Worker's Perfume

    DETROIT — A Detroit city employee who says she can't work because a co-worker's perfume is too strong is suing the city.


    Susan McBride's lawsuit, filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Detroit, says the work environment is in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

    McBride (March 2004 EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH) wants a ban on such scents at work — and unspecified damages.

    City spokesman Matt Allen declined to comment, telling The Detroit News the city does not normally comment on litigation or personnel issues.

    McBride, who joined the planning department in 2000, says problems started a year ago when the co-worker, who isn't identified in the lawsuit, transferred into her department.

    "This employee not only wore a strong scent, but also plugged in a scented room deodorizer," the lawsuit states. "Ms. McBride was overcome by the smell almost instantly, causing her to go home sick."

    The co-worker later agreed to stop using the room deodorizer but kept using perfume, the lawsuit states.

    McBride alleges the scents forced her to miss significant time from work, require medical treatment, and to suspend fertility treatments because of other medications she has to take, according to The Detroit News.
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    Give me a freaking break.......

    Just bitchslap the person wearing the perfume and be done with it.
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    I have a aunt that suffers from a similar issue. Really strong perfumes and oders give her a nasty nasty migraine headache, it puts her in a bed for a day or so. She works for a very large company that you have all purchased 5 gallons of peanut butter and 350 rolls of toilet paper from. The same woman has been asked many many times by HR Dept to tone down her perfume, many people refuse to work near her cubical. She is good for awhile then it starts getting stronger. I dont get why they dont just fire her. This un named large comapny doesnt like to fire people, I guess its almost impossible to get fired.
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    I had a situation where I worked in a really small surveillance room w/this woman who wore this overbearing perfume. She was a waste of space, naturally. Everyone tip toed around how to deal w/her and approach her about it. Finally, my supervisor, and guy who got me started in the biz, just came right out and asked her what she was trying to cover up w/all that perfume. He also let her know that if she wore that much again, he'd write her up. Granted, this was before the whole days of P.C. and crap, so I doubt he'd be able to get away w/it and all the other things he did.
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