Detroit city employee, Susan McBride, sues her employer for not addressing her complaints about her work environment. McBride has chemical sensitivities to fragrances and a co-worker’s perfume was making it difficult for her to breathe which also resulted in migraines, nausea and coughing. She was awarded $100,000. The city of Detroit is now asking employees in the buildings where she works not to wear fragrances.
This is a link with all the details about the case…
And the link to the article by CBS The Early Show…. there are also videos related to this story that are worth watching.
My Thoughts: I suffer from migraines that are triggered by fragrances. I think it’s sad that she had to sue to get a coworker not to wear strong perfume. I wish our society was less obsessed with scents and was more considerate of others. I think this lawsuit will help call attention to this issue and for that I am happy.
I welcome your thoughts….