How To Tell An Employee 'You Smell' And Not Get Sued

Law360, New York (August 17, 2016, 4:36 PM EDT) -- Everyone's had that smelly co-worker, but this was something else.

In her past life as a program coordinator at a major American university, current Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC shareholder Nonnie Shivers started getting complaints from employees, students and customers about an overpowering odor coming from a man in a wheelchair working under her in a public-facing role. But the hygiene issue didn't stop there: At times, he would turn in paperwork pockmarked with smudges and greasy fingerprints. Some days, the smell would be so unbearable that his fellow employees would refuse to be in the same room with...

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