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Caroline Barghout - July 2016
When Margaret Koshinsky was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer in October of 2013, she was also told she'd be on an aggressive treatment regimen. Her chemotherapy began almost immediately, but she maintained her job as a manager of marketing and communications for the Winnipeg Folk Festival, until forced by her condition to take time off. She went on long-term disability and a temporary replacement was hired to fill in.
Though very sick, the goal remained to continue to her position which she'd been in for over four years. After completing eight months of chemo, followed by surgery and then six months of radiation, Koshinsky expected to be ready for work again, but her doctor informed her it would likely be another year. When she was finally cleared for work in 2015, she was told she'd be too difficult to accommodate and they dint think it was possible for her to do part-time. Working vigorously to get back in shape for full time, she was finally ready and was informed her job had been permanently filled and she was terminated.
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Original source: www.cbc.ca