ME man says PAR fired him during cancer treatment

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ME man says PAR fired him during cancer treatment

Postby MEC407 » Wed Nov 11, 2015 9:45 am

From the Bangor Daily News:

Bangor Daily News wrote:A former manager at Pan Am Railways has sued the company and Springfield Railway Terminal Co., alleging he was wrongfully fired for requesting an extended medical leave to complete chemoradiation treatment for cancer.

Eric Thomas, 51, of Winslow filed the lawsuit against Pan Am on Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Bangor, after an investigator for the Maine Human Rights Commission determined Thomas likely had grounds for a lawsuit.
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The complaint alleges Pan Am fired Thomas the same day he requested a three-week extension of his medical leave to receive cancer treatment, before returning to his job as an assistant manager. He had also requested two weeks of reduced shifts, working eight-hour shifts rather than 12-hour shifts, after returning.

According to the Maine Human Rights Commission investigation, the company denied disability discrimination or retaliation in the case and said that the extension would create an extreme hardship for the company, leaving the position vacant for about four months.


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Re: ME man says PAR fired him during cancer treatment

Postby jaymac » Wed Nov 11, 2015 10:39 am

May karma be in an especially foul mood.
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Re: ME man says PAR fired him during cancer treatment

Postby Mikejf » Wed Nov 11, 2015 12:40 pm

The problem is though, the ones that made the decision will not be the ones that pay...
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Re: ME man says PAR fired him during cancer treatment

Postby MEC407 » Fri Nov 13, 2015 10:06 am

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