Jewel-Osco Charged in Disability Bias Suit

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a disability discrimination suit in federal court here charging that Jewel-Osco refused to accommodate a pharmacy worker who had allergic reactions to cosmetic fragrances worn by co-workers.

CHICAGO — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a disability discrimination suit in federal court here charging that Jewel-Osco refused to accommodate a pharmacy worker who had allergic reactions to cosmetic fragrances worn by co-workers.

The suit, which also charges Jewel’s parent company, Supervalu, alleges that Jewel-Osco denied a request from an employee of its store in Homewood, Ill. that co-workers not wear fragrances. The employee suffered a chronic

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