so check it out...i have to reprint this here cuz its like almost never that anything related to my disability gets as far as crappy mainstream news land, esp. in a context that doesn't involve making my kind look like whiny eccentric wierdos.This little snippet is ofcourse too short, and what i want to know is how the suit goes in the end....if she wins then maybe that will set even the smallest precedent for the rest of us...maybe. My favorite catch phrase that i stole from the anti-smoking brigades that also totally applies to gnarley ol' neurotoxic scented crap is " your rights end at the tip of my nose"
"Allergic US employee sues to ban perfume at work
Thu Jul 5, 11:12 AM ET
WASHINGTON (AFP) - An office worker for the US city of Detroit is suing for her colleagues to be banned from wearing perfume which gives her such severe headaches, nausea and coughing fits that she must leave work.
Court documents showed Thursday that Susan McBride suffered so acutely from allergy to the chemicals in scents, lotions and sprays that she had to go home sick when a heavily perfumed co-worker shared her office at the city's historic districts department.
Her sensitivity is such that she avoids the detergent sections in shops and cannot sit near perfumed people in a movie theater or on the bus.
The co-worker refused to leave off the perfume, according to the complaint filed at the district court in Detroit, in the northern state of Michigan. McBride needed medical treatment and was off work for some time.
Now she is seeking a jury trial to make the city force fellow employees to come to work un-scented, citing disability discrimination laws. She is claiming unspecified damages for "pain, suffering, humiliation and outrage" suffered.
McBride and her manager have already asked the city authorities that employ her to enforce a "no scent policy as an accommodation to her disability, without success," the complaint said."