A breast cancer patient and the deposed CEO of Tuesday Morning, a furniture store, has filed a discrimination lawsuit against the company claiming that it fired her because she had cancer. Kathleen Mason asserts that the attitude of the company's board toward her changed markedly when she disclosed her condition.
The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and its Kentucky counterpart provide some protections for cancer patients. Some questions you may have are addressed here:
Are cancer patients covered by the ADA?
Is cancer a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)?
Is cancer in remission covered by the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)?
If I'm diagnosed with cancer, do I have any protection from being fired?
I have been diagnosed with cancer. What protections to I have to keep from being fired under the Americans With Disabilities Act?