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Craig Harris - August 2016
The Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections fired and revoked the medical benefits of an award-winning teacher who was unable to return to work due to her battle with breast cancer. Upon the expiration of unpaid medical leave, Tarah Ausburn, was terminated from her position.
The state agency claimed her departure was involuntary because she was unable to perform her duties due to her health. Despite supportive co-workers writing to the governor regarding the situation, the inquiry is still under investigation. The agency considered Ausburn's departure a resignation, citing the personnel rule that allows the agency head to "consider the failure of inability of an employee to return to work" after an approved leave without pay as a resignation.
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Original source: www.azcentral.com