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Employer Responsibility 2021 - “It Smells and It’s Making Me Sick: Employer Responsibility Around Fragrance and Odor Sensitivity and Workplace Accommodation”



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When the subject of workplace accommodations comes up, most managers and supervisors think about the more common situations such as an employee recovering after surgery. Or perhaps, they recall an employee who had an ongoing physical – and mostly visible - disability.
In some cases, the employee’s fragrance sensitivity can be a qualifying condition, but one that is extremely tricky to accommodate in a standard workplace setting filled with other employees and scents of all kinds.
Review ADA and EEOC positions on accommodation of odor/fragrance sensitivity and allergies in the workplace.
Enumerate ideas to consider for your odor-sensitive employee.
Melveen Stevenson is the CEO and founder of M.S.Elemental, LLC, a human resources and business advisory firm based in Los Angeles, California. As a certified HR professional with a background in accounting and finance

Last modified: 2021-04-26 14:49:30