Perfume Lawsuit

DETROIT (AP) - A Detroit planning department employee has sued the city because she claims a coworker's strong fragrance prohibits her from working. Susan McBride's lawsuit was filed yesterday in US District Court in Detroit.

McBride claims she is severely sensitive to perfumes and other cosmetics. The lawsuit states the co-worker wore a strong scent and plugged in a scented room deodorizer which caused McBride to go home sick.

The woman later agreed to stop using the room deodorizer but continued wearing perfume.

The suit says her work environment violates the Americans with Disabilities Act. McBride is asking for a ban on such scents at work and unspecified damages.