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Woman Fired After Employer Discovers She Has Cancer

Woman Fired After Employer Discovers She Has Cancer

An employee at a Chicago property management company was fired after her employers discovered she had cancer. The woman was diagnosed with cancer, and her doctor sent the employer a letter indicating that she would need time off for chemotherapy and surgery. A few minutes after the employer received the letter the woman was called into a private meeting where she was asked to resign. When the employee refused to resign, the employer fired her. These allegations are outlined in a suit brought by the employee. She is suing the employer for disability discrimination.

This case is quite shocking. It appears the employer made a knee jerk reaction to the woman's diagnosis. Here, that reaction will likely cost the employer. Under the disability discrimination claim, the employee has a cause of action for being fired based on their wrongful termination. If this case makes it to trial, the defendant will have to explain why the woman was fired. The employer will have to do this while the woman is sitting in the courtroom.

Disability discrimination claims can be quite difficult to litigate. These cases are often very emotionally charged, and it takes a skilled practitioner to put emotion aside and make the best arguments for the family of the victim. However, that attorney has to be emotionally invested in the case as well. The family of attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC have experience with wrongful death cases and can help you recover the judgment you deserve. Please call (314) 436-9958 or (800) 391-4318 for a no-obligation consultation regarding your potential case.

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