On my flight home from a conference, I sat next to a person wearing a strong perfume. Within minutes, I was sneezing, coughing and wheezing. By the end of the flight, I was convinced this was not allergy-related, but the flu. Thankfully, the symptoms disappeared after leaving the plane.
Lots of people experience negative effects from scented products, ranging from a headache to flu-like symptoms. In a confined work space, such reactions can have a devastating effect on job performance. But, is a no-fragrance policy reasonable? If you’re not sure what your company can do about this or related policies, subscribing to Springboard’s ADA hotline can assist you. The more you know, the easier it will be to turn this challenge into an opportunity that benefits everyone.
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