I suffer from asthma and allergies both of which are reactive to fragrances. Co-workers perfumes/cologne caused tightness in my chest, congestion that resulted in loss of voice, eye irritation, headache and skin reactions . My employer required that I file for a medical accommodation . I requested that co-workers be ask not to wear heavy fragrances when I was scheduled. They rejected my request and offered an alternate accommodation of wearing a I Can Breathe honeycomb mask with carbon filter. My issue is that I work in a public setting as an RPh, have to counsel customer s and spend a lot of the time on the phone. The mask is a distraction to customers and makes it difficult to communicate with hearing impaired patients and is a hindrance when talking on the phone. Apparently my employer felt that asking co-workers to wear less perfume/cologne would be an infringement of their rights. What about my rights? Has anyone else had this type of issue with an employer?View Thread
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