Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Firefighter with breast cancer feels burned by employer

Many, perhaps most women are able to return to their old jobs after breast cancer. For some though, side effects and treatment make things more complicated. Asking for a workplace to adapt to a limitation can be tough, even when you have the law on your side. 
In this next article, a Canadian firefighter appears to be caught in this bind.

MONTREAL - Fighting breast cancer that her doctor says prevents her from working, an employee of Montreal's Fire Department is furious at the city, which she said hasn't paid her salary in three months and has threatened to fire her.
Off work since December and without salary since February, Denise Dube, an administrative assistant, must go in front of an arbitrator to prove that she is unable to work and that she should still receive payment.
(read more from the Toronto Sun)

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