School board’s offer to move sick teacher out of portable sufficient

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Lewis v. Regina School Division No. 4, 2003 CarswellSask 538, 2003 SKQB 344 (Sask. Q.B.)

Room 20, a portable at Judge Bryan school in Regina, was making Marilyn Lewis sick, according to her complaint to the Department of Labour.

Since she had started teaching in the portable in 1996, Lewis developed symptoms including fatigue, headaches, nosebleeds, sore throats, severe cough and chest pains. Doctors couldn’t say for sure whether these complaints were linked to the portable but they did suggest the board assign her to another room.