A breast cancer survivor and former chief financial officer of a major New York law firm, Proskauer Rose, has sued the firm after she was demoted then fired following her return from medical leave.  Elly Rosenthal took several weeks of leave for breast cancer treatment and recovery. Her suit claims gender and disability discrimination.

Source:  New York Daily News

I have been diagnosed with cancer. What protections to I have to keep from being fired under the Americans With Disabilities Act?

Is cancer a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)?

Is cancer in remission covered by the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)?

Are cancer patients covered by the ADA?

The Americans With Disabilities Act and Kentucky state law do provide some protection, in some circumstances, for employees that become cancer patients and survivors.  Contact Lexington, Kentucky employment lawyer Robert Abell regarding these very difficult issues at 859-254-7076.
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