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EEOC says Angel was vengeful

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Angel Medical Center in Franklin faces an EEOC lawsuit for allegedly terminating a nurse who asked for an accommodation that would allow her to keep her job while she received chemotherapy treatment.

The nurse had been diagnosed with cancer and took a leave of absence for treatment. When she returned to work, she still had five more chemotherapy sessions to attend. She requested a modified schedule that would allow her to complete the treatments and still stay on the job.

The EEOC alleges that Angel Medical Center, a full-service critical-access hospital, refused and fired the nurse instead. The EEOC lawsuit seeks back pay, compensatory and punitive damages and injunctive relief.

Note: It’s surprising how many ADA lawsuits involve health care providers. Employers in every field must provide ADA training to managers and supervisors.

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