City of Winnipeg fails to accommodate injured lifeguardEmployer could have done more: Arbitrator03/30/2015|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 03/30/2015 For a lifeguard with the City of Winnipeg, a little policy education can mean the difference between work and no work. Kyle Derbitsky — a post-secondary student and instructor with the city’s aquatics department — learned this lesson following a ski-related knee injury that rendered him unable to work. The dispute arose when Derbitsky, whose sick leave benefits were running thin, sought accommodation to work in a sedentary job pending his recovery. There was a job available, however, he was required to take a two-day training course, for which Derbitsky said he could not get time off from an important class at the University of Winnipeg. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.