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Perfume ban on US city employees

Published 15/03/2010 | 06:56

Employees in a US city have been told not to use perfume, cologne or aftershave
Employees in a US city have been told not to use perfume, cologne or aftershave

Employees in a US city will be urged not to wear perfume, cologne or aftershave as a result of a settlement in a federal lawsuit.

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Officials in Detroit plan to place warning placards in three city buildings.

The signs will warn workers to avoid "wearing scented products, including colognes, aftershave lotions, perfumes, deodorants, body/face lotions (and) the use of scented candles, perfume samples from magazines, spray or solid air fresheners".

The employee handbook and Americans with Disabilities Act training will also bear warnings.

The Detroit News reported the move stems from a 100,000 US dollar (£65,967.26) settlement in a federal lawsuit filed in 2008 by a city employee who said a colleague's perfume made it challenging for her to do her job.

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