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Matthew Herper - March 2016
Aimee Jungman, former vice president for Genomic Health, a company selling diagnostic tests for patients with breast, prostate, and colon cancer, claims she was dismissed by the company when her ovarian cancer returned. Jungman's lawyers filed a complaint in San Francisco Superior Court, stating that Genomic Health took steps to avoid her taking disability leave. The complaint ultimately claims that the company eventually fired her because of her illness.
Though the complaint may be an attempt to settle the employment matter that Jungman was entitled to disability pay that she alleges the company prevented her from getting, but could also raise questions as to how people with cancer are treated in the workplace. The irony in this case that it appears Jungman was hired in part due to her experience as a cancer patient and patient advocate, but then according to her account, not being treated with compassion.
For the full story and a copy of the complaint, click here.
Original source: www.forbes.com