You’ve heard of schools adopting policies banning peanuts and peanut products from schools, but what about banning all dairy and eggs? A Hamilton mother has launched a human rights complaint against her daughter’s elementary school saying officials discriminated against the six-year-old who has a severe allergy to dairy products and eggs.
Lynne Glover took her daughter, Elodie, out of Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Elementary School after what she calls a two year-long battle with school officials to ban eggs and milk products. Glover says while she was assured that school officials would do everything they could to keep her daughter safe, they continued to run the milk and snack program.
The Hamilton mom says her daughter was “segregated” during lunches and snack times and has been repeatedly subjected to the dairy products being consumed by other students.
A spokesperson with the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic School Board says the board will not be commenting on the case as it is now before the Human Rights Tribunal.