Sick man fined for going to work
OTTAWA (Reuters) - A sick Canadian bakery worker has been fined C$1,000 ($970) for ignoring an order to stay at home until he recovered from symptoms of salmonella poisoning, medical officials said on Thursday.
Health inspectors in Edmonton, Alberta, had told Adam Duerr to stay at home until tests showed he had recovered. But Duerr, 20, failed to have himself tested and went back to work.
He appeared in court on Wednesday. In addition, the bakery was fined C$1,500 and the owner C$1,000.
Gerry Predy, the medical officer at the local health authority, said the case was highly unusual.
"We almost never have people who disobey the order to stay off work," he told Reuters. There was no evidence that any customers fell ill following Duerr's return.
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