Skip to comments.Perfume Ban Enacted In Detroit Ban Comes From Federal Lawsuit In Detroit
Posted on 03/17/2010 5:50:29 PM PDT by School of Rational Thought
In 2008, a city planner filed a lawsuit claiming a co-worker's perfume made it challenging for her to do her job. Susan McBride filed her lawsuit under the American with Disabilities Act, because she said he co-workers' fragrances made it hard for her to breath.
She was awarded $100,000.
"One of the things the city is going to have to figure out is how they enforce the policy they've agreed to," said attorney John Holmquist. "The city is going to have to get involved in hygiene, I'd guess you'd say, which no employer wants to get involved in."
A notice will also go in the new employee handbook and be written in the Americans with Disabilities Act training.
There will be warning placards in the buildings.
The warnings will be in the Cadillac Square Building, Coleman A. Young Municipal Center and First National Building.
The signs will ask employees to "refrain from wearing scented products."
Scented candles, lotions, even perfume samples from magazines, spray or solid air fresheners will also be banned.
Rump-rangers and bull dykes make me sick; where’s my $100,000 for being FORCED to have to accomodate their agenda?
I understand why everyone wants to wear strong fragrances in Detroit. The place stinks.
And they said it wouldn’t happen.
“When they came for the smokers, I wasn’t a smoker, so I did nothing.”
Whores and Pimps hardest hit. </ sarc
Freedom of choice is DEAD. Our society has become so damn wimpy.. First, smokers.. Now, perfume? WTF? God forbid anyone at school have a peanut allergy. Schools have banned peanuts! This is what Obamacare is all about. Stripping everyone of their rights. Marxism in it’s infancy is difficult for most to see.. But it’s right HERE in this story. Wake up America.
Wow, now see this would be a challenge for me.. because I am SO SICK of this culture of victim-hood, I would be forced to sneak in some REALLY nasty smelling cologne or perfume and spill it at random around the office.
These control freaks really tick me off. I don’t even wear the stuff and I am ticked off. If it bothers someone so bad, then work at home in a bubble. When are people going to say enough is enough.
That’s what happens when Democrats are in charge. The country goes to hell in a handbasket.
Exactly. I decided against putting that in my comment, but I am glad you did.
Sounds like she should be offered a different position in an office somewhere, not force everyone to change for her.
What if I’m offended by the bums at the public library and their stench. Can I sue for 100K?
Can I sue my doctor because the alcohol, betadine, and developers fluid used in x-rays makes me ill?
I’ve smelled shit, piss, love residue, sardines, skunks, phartz,sewage, and various non-human-species-in-love. I find none of these pleasant.
Nevertheless they do not debilitate, as do the various concoctions people slather themselves with in hopes of disguising their imagined(for the most part} olfactory insults.
Good intentions gone bad. It’s an industry.
What about the “Fresh Country Air” that will come from the new farms and dairies in downtown Detroit?
Might want to stick cloves up your nose when visiting Detroit.
Wow,sounds like you live on a farm too.
Megyn Kelly was on O’Reilly and she said this ban prohibited scented deodorant (which most are), lotions, hair sprays....lots of products used by workers each day.
Can you imagine the popularity of this woman after this policy is implemented? I would hope they would put the most odoriferous (BO) office worker next to her from here on out.
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