Michelle L. on April 16, 2014
Worked for this company for 6 years; was diagnosis with lung cancer (not a smoker). Employer threatened several times while out on disability that I was causing hardship to the company. Under doctors advised not to return to work, I did to save my job and benefits (I thought), however, I could not work under the same conditions and returned to disability. One week later I was terminated and cut off from medical benefits. Is this legal? Can you be terminated for medical disability? The human resource department obtained medical information from my physician which they were not required to do. Isn't this against the HIPPA law?