Skip to comments.Judge allows civil suit over co-worker's perfume
Posted on 11/28/2008 3:50:26 PM PST by Oyarsa
DETROITA federal judge says a Detroit city employee can proceed with a civil suit claiming she couldn't work because of a co-worker's strong perfume. The Detroit News says U.S. District Judge Lawrence Zatkoff determined Susan McBride has a potential claim under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The city is asking to have the suit dismissed.
McBride says she's severely sensitive to perfumes and other cosmetics. She says the perfume worn by a co-worker in the city's Planning Department made it difficult for her to breathe.
She says the co-worker also used a plugged in room deodorizer.
The suit says the co-worker later agreed to stop using the room deodorizer but kept using perfume.
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Shes right, some people irritate with lots of perfume.
>Shes right, some people irritate with lots of perfume.
My nose doesn’t like that either... of course it’s a lot more tollerable outside with a slight breeze and proper positioning.
Some people slather on the perfume in the morning so it will be just the right lingering scent by evening. It is hard on coworkers. I had a friend who had to leave rooms where perfume was evident because it caused her raging headaches.
I get a migraine triggered by perfume and cologne. My day gets ruined, and the meds cost $20/pill. Most people will respect my requests.
If not, I would be more than happy to inflict an equal amount of pain on the culprit.
Those plug-ins with the harsh chemicals are REALLY irritating.
I assume she went to corporate real estate and asked for a different cube and was denied.
>I assume she went to corporate real estate and asked for a different cube and was denied.
Maybe, or maybe she was slapped down hard by the coworker [or her supervisor] when she brought it up.
..........she’s severely sensitive to perfumes and other cosmetics.
Long before smoking bans, I’d take my cigars outside before I’d light up, out of courtesy. Had a co-worker who would drench in horrible perfume. Could smell em before they even turned into the hallway. Would come into my office and I’d have tears in my eyes for an hour. After asking kindly a half dozen times to tone down the amount, I took a different approach.
Each time the person left my office, I’d go down to their’s and light up.
They got the hint after a few times. Geez, I could’a sued, instead.
Come on! It’s “aroma therapy!”
Actually, I hate that stuff. Makes me cough. Either the people that wear that much perfume, have dead senses of smell, or stink!
At the same time I and many of your coworkers get blinding headaches by 10:30 AM that lead us to engage in violent bat swinging rages if we don't get our morning coffee.
Do you care to risk that?
Even someone posting about coffee gives me headache so please stop umm-K?
I’m amazed at where the consensus seems headed with this. As with smokers, perfumy ladies’ personal freedom ends at the very first discomfited nostril?
Anyone using that much deoderizer and perfume, makes you wonder what kind of stink they are trying to cover up. I used to work with a woman that wore too much of a strong perfume and you could smell her coming about 40 ft away. I asked one time what type of perfume she wore and she said it was Avon. Figures.
Welcome to the U.S.A of today: “The Republic of ME”.
I think you should have to go outside and drink it. I also think that Starbucks should stop selling coffee so I can go inside their stores. :)
I do hope everybody knows I’m kidding. Not about the smell of coffee making me sick but that I think everybody should cater to me. I have learned to deal with it and it’s my problem not anybody elses.
The only time I really wish I could stop someone is when I’m doing some exercise classes. There’s this one teacher who believe it or not drinks coffee during the class. She always sits her coffee right near me and it really gives me a giant headache. I suppose I could just stop doing the class, which I have thought about. Oh well, such is life.
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