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Mentioning employees’ body odor isn’t discriminatory.

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in Employee Benefits Program,Firing,Human Resources,Leaders & Managers,Performance Reviews

A Muslim IT manager sued for national origin bias, claiming that his supervisor's comments about his personal hygiene, not performance problems, were the true cause of his firing. He argued that his supervisor didn't need to confront him about his body odor. Instead, he could have referred him to the employee assistance program. A district court tossed the case, and a federal appeals court agreed. (Hannoon v. Fawn Engineering Corp., No. 02-2078, 8th Cir., 2003

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