Erin Weber, a former DJ at Detroit country station WYCD-FM, wins a $10.6 million federal jury verdict against her former employer for wrongful termination over a co-workers perfume.
Home modifications that were necessary to meet an environmentally ill debtor's medical needs are exempt from bankruptcy as professionally prescribed health aids.
McBride, a chemical and fragrance sensitivity woman, was awarded a fragrance free policy for the city of Detroit and $100,000 settlement.
Kennedy v. Eden Advanced Pest Technologies (2008)
In the Supreme Court of Canada, a polluter was successfully sued for excessive annoyances even though they had complied with government regulations governing emissions such as noise, odor, and dust.
Creamer v. Callahan (1997)
ALJ relied on agency physician statement that MCS is not a medically acceptable diagnosis, denied benefits at non-severe stage of sequential analysis. On appeal, the commissioner filed brief in District Court stipulating that SSA does recognize MCS as a medically determinable impairment. remanded to allow ALJ to complete sequential analysis.
Shore v. Callahan (1997)
Primarily CFS case, with additional impairment of chemical exposure problems. The District Court reversed ALJ finding that plaintiff could return her past clerical work, and remanded for payment of benefits. Plaintiff suffered from metal toxicity (aluminum) and multiple allergies which contributed to her overall disability.
Vogt v. Chater (1997)
The Court reversed ALJ denial. Held, inter alia, that ALJ had improperly failed to credit the opinion of the environmental specialist that plaintiff was totally disabled by chemical sensitivities.
Kouril v. Bowen (1990)
Seminal case, extensive discussion on effects of multiple chemical allergies on ability to function in workplace. Medical documentation of multiple allergies to both industrial chemical and regular household irritants was not contradicted. The ALJ denial based on ability to return to past work was reversed and remanded to complete balance of sequential analysis.
Government Letters and Reports
Disability (Access to Premises – Buildings) Standards should ensure access that:
· Safeguards human rights and disability rights;
· Ensures equity of access to buildings;
· Ensures equity of access to necessary services;
· Ensures that people with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity/Environmental Sensitivities (MCS/ES) disability are able to take part in the community the same as people who do not have MCS/ES disability.
This letter is to inform you that the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) plans to develop additional regulations to prevent pesticide contamination of surface water.
State of Illinois Green Governments Coordination Council
Barrack Obama’s letter on the importance of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in an Obama Administration.
The Canadian Human Rights Commission commissioned this report, in which the researchers seek to establish the status of the issues related to environmental sensitivities from a legal perspective and as these relate to the protection of human rights. The researchers examined case law, consulted experts and examined secondary sources on accommodation of people with environmental sensitivities in Canada, the United States, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
United States Government Accountability Office Testimony Before the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection, Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives
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