East Brady woman sues CVS over face mask dispute – Butler Eagle
An East Brady woman has filed a lawsuit against CVS alleging she had no choice but to quit because the company would not allow her to wear a face shield instead of a face mask that made him faint.
Through her attorney, Brittany Beham filed a lawsuit in the Butler County Court of Common Pleas against Pennsylvania CVS Pharmacy, LLC, which operates CVS inside Target at Butler Commons in Butler Township where she worked as a pharmacy intern from March 2016 to September 2020, according to the suit.
Beham suffers from panic disorder with bouts of syncope or fainting, and experienced several episodes from March to June 2020 due to wearing a face mask, according to the suit.
During this time, she claims she repeatedly told her supervisor that wearing the mask was causing the episodes. While on short-term disability leave from June 18 to July 21, 2020, she was treated by a therapist, but was unable to take anxiety medication because she was pregnant, the suit alleges. .
She completed and submitted a reasonable accommodation questionnaire, requesting permission to wear a face shield instead of a mask to prevent further episodes, and submitted a note from a nurse at Butler Health System Women’s Care Associates, saying she can’t wear a mask due to the episodes, but she can wear a shield.
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