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What else does the pink bow stand for? Breast cancer discrimination

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October is breast cancer awareness month. After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women in the United States, affecting one in four women.

And, since, hopefully, most organizations employ women by now, the statistical chances of having female employees with breast cancer (or who are survivors of breast cancer) are high. One court says you’d better not discriminate against women with breast cancer or get ready to write a check with a pink pen …

CASE IN POINT: Jean Mayer worked for 12 years for an electronic parts company before she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Following that event, she returned to work on a part-time basis. Her doctor placed her on a strict lifting restriction—up to three pounds maximum. Soon after, Mayer transferred to another facility but her lifting restrictions weren’t honored there. For the next 13 months, she transitioned through various jobs. One supervisor offered to...(register to read more)

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