Any type of discrimination is wrong, however discriminating against someone because of their medical background is a new low and itís completely unacceptable.
The supermarket chain has since apologized and allowed her to shop there, but itís too late. The damage has already been done.
I hope she sues this business for violation of her civil rights.
CJAD NEWS MONTREAL
YOUR STORY: MONTREAL WOMAN WITH MEDICAL CONDITION TURNED AWAY FROM STORE FOR NOT WEARING A MASK
A Montreal woman says she has a medical condition that makes wearing a mask painful and that it's unfair that she's being turned away from some stores.
"I actually believe in the mask and I'd wear it if I could," said Anne Schlenker.
For the past 37 years, Schlenker has been suffering from nerve damage resulting in hypersensitivity - the form of fibromyalgia means the slightest touch or pressure causes pain to her face or head, including a mask.
"I end up with shooting pain in my face, I end up with toothaches," said Schlenker who reached out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Schlenker said she was surprised and frustrated when she was recently barred from her local supermarket.
"I did get a referral from my doctor who clearly outlined that I could not wear a mask and I was told I could not enter the store, that if I entered the store without a mask they would call the police," said Schlenker.