EEOC Files Suit Against Midwest Regional Medical Center for Firing Nurse Aide With Cancer

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit against Midwest Regional Medical Center in Midwest City, Okla., alleging the hospital improperly terminated a nurse aide for taking time off work following cancer treatments.

According to the suit, nurse aide Janice Withers took three days off in March 2012 due to side effects from radiation treatment. Ms. Withers was contacted by her supervisor and told she would be placed on a leave of absence for the next week to fully recuperate, but was informed of her termination from the hospital halfway through the week for not reporting to work.

In the lawsuit, the EEOC asserts Ms. Withers is a qualified individual with a disability due to her cancer and its treatments, and by firing her instead of providing reasonable accommodation, the hospital is in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act of 2008.

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