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Detroit clamping down on employee scents

DETROIT, March 14 (UPI) -- City officials in Detroit say workers at three city buildings will soon have to monitor their scents or face possible warnings.

The Detroit News said Sunday that placards will be put up in the three Detroit buildings detailing the new guidelines on employees' use of such scented items as cologne or perfume.

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The notices due at the Cadillac Square Building, Coleman A. Young Municipal Center and First National Building will also ask employees to refrain from using air fresheners and scented candles while on the job.

The new regulations are the result of the city's settlement of a 2008 lawsuit filed by a city planner, who claimed she had breathing sensitivity due to a co-worker's perfume.

Attorney Ann Curry Thompson, who represents city planner Susan McBride, said her client's lawsuit under the Americans with Disabilities Act could prove beneficial to others, the report said.

"It's unique. I think it should be used as a model for other people who are having similar problems," Thompson told the News.

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