Woman Says She Was Denied Job Due to Peanut Allergy

Boston Children's Hospital says it is working with job applicant Kameela Coleman to resolve the matter.
1:20 | 08/12/14

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Camilla Coleman was supposed to start a new job at Children's Hospital today she got the offer more than three weeks ago an office job similar to the -- she's had -- Beth Israel for thirteen years. What better hours and new skills in the dental clinic. Among the caveats filling -- -- health screening for where she honestly answered she has subpoenaed elegy. That's when they rescinded the job offer we can't provide a safe working environment said I'm asking -- and I think -- -- that's comic effect all I want is my job. Coleman said -- always carries an epi pen and -- years of Beth Israel there was only minor issues and she never had to leave work. Going to office have been about it -- I'm not gonna interrupt you -- -- -- -- a Bobby. In fact she said during -- -- -- interviews at children's employees were eating peanuts behind the desk. The day I went for my occupational health -- there -- people behind a desk eating peanuts. And it didn't -- -- egg and bother me at former yourself -- -- -- any peanut products and such is careful to keep normal personal space between herself. And -- eating peanuts I'm confused. Adding I think you can not -- and I because -- -- I think. We spoke to two legal experts who say -- 2008 and then into the American disabilities act broadens the definition of disabilities. To protect those with any condition that substantially impairs a major life activity. And -- peanut allergy would likely be included and they didn't want me dating have to -- -- to begin with and I can step in my job.

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