Halifax casino worker awarded EI in second-hand smoke case

Nova Scotia government draws fire for firm stance on allowing smoking in casinos, groups want smoking banned in all workplaces
By Todd Humber
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 07/11/2003

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Halifax woman who quit her job at a casino because of second-hand smoke has been awarded Employment Insurance benefits.

Andrea Skinner, who quit her job at the casino in Halifax late last year, was rewarded benefits by a federal Employment Insurance board of referees. It ruled that the medical evidence supports the claim that second-hand smoke is a hazard.