"A Chicago woman learned just what kind of people her employers were when her cancer diagnosis led to her dismissal.
Elisa Madonia had worked for S37, a property management firm, for over four years when she was abruptly fired by the Chicago based company. It was her performance or attitude that was the problem, it was her health. Just a day after learning the worst news of her life, Madonia says her doctors sent her employer a letter letting them know that she would need intermittent but significant time off during her battle with stage three esophageal cancer. Less than two hours later, her boss summoned her to the office and asked that she resign. When she refused, they terminated her.
Madonia says she was stunned."