White v. United States Postal Service

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) ruled that a Florida Post Office did not reasonably accommodate a letter carrier who had filed a discrimination complaint based on his physical handicaps (rhinitis, sinusitis and tracheitis), by offering to provide him with a facial mask and to move his desk.  The EEOC ordered the agency “to immediately enforce a policy prohibiting the smoking or carrying of lit cigars, cigarettes, pipes or other tobacco products in the office where the appellant works and to display a ‘No Smoking’ sign in that area” and “to ensure that appellant and similarly situated employees with physical handicaps related to sensitivity to tobacco smoke are not subject to discrimination in the future.”

2.8 TPLR 8.25, No. 01853426, (EEOC Appeal 1987).