Friday, July 6, 2007

Scent of Cash, My Sin by Greed, Estee Lawsuit

Scent of Cash, My Sin by Greed, Estee Lawsuit, Eau de Lawsuit, Long Lean Green.

A female employee in the Planning Department for the City of Detroit, Michigan claims that because she is so sensitive to perfumes and other cosmetics she was forced to sue the City of Detroit when a co-worker's strong fragrance created such a hostile and intolerable work environment that it prohibited her from working. What she appears to be smelling is the scent of cash. Her only sin is not by Lanvin; it is from greed. Estee Lauder would blush at any suggestion that her fragrances are offensive to any other female of the specie. The lure of long lean green appears to have motivated this unusual law suit.
Susan McBride is not claiming sexual harassment or a violation of her civil rights. She alleges in her lawsuit, filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Detroit, that her work environment has become so polluted with environmental fragrances offensive to her sense of smell that it violates of the Americans with Disabilities Act. She is asking for permanent injunctive relief and money damages. She wants a ban on all perfumes, colognes and scents at work and unspecified money damages.
A spokesman for the City of Detroit, Matt Allen refused to comment on the law suit. He did indicated that the law suit is being taken seriously and is not being treated as a frivolous lawsuit. It appears that the City does not comment on pending litigation nor does it discuss personnel issues.
Ms. McBride, joined the City of Detroit Planning Department in 2000 She says the scent and odor problems started in 2006 when the Jane Doe, co-worker, transferred into her department. She is not identified in the lawsuit by her correct name.
"This Jane Doe, 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."
Defendant, Jane Doe, later agreed to stop using the room deodorizer, but kept using perfume, the lawsuit states.


ichbinalj said...

The ACLU sued the city of Slidell, La., 3 July for displaying a painting of Jesus in a courthouse lobby, saying it violates the constitutional separation of church and state.
The ACLU sued after the Slidell City Court refused to voluntarily remove the picture and a message below it that reads: "To Know Peace, Obey These Laws." The ACLU says the portrait — an image of Jesus presenting the New Testament — is a religious icon of the Eastern Orthodox branch of Christianity.

ichbinalj said...

Bill said: Maybe that sounds funny, but perfumes knocks me for a loop and my wife is also very sensitive to scents of all kinds. I get a headache just stepping inside of my neighbor's front door. The perfume scent is very thick.

Just stop using anything scented for just a week and see what happens the very first time you try to use something scented again