I Was Discriminated Against at Work for Having Breast Cancer
First, Nancy was asked to reschedule her surgery because of an upcoming project at work; colleagues told her it wasn't "convenient." "I was just appalled," she says.
Next, Nancy received a letter informing her that her position was being changed to one that would no longer include health benefits. "I'd heard about that sort of thing in support groups," she recalls. She was outraged but not entirely ready to go to battle over this slight. "You're so tired. You have to decide, what do I have the energy forto go to court? How important is this to you?"
Nancy saw an attorney, and, "Well, whaddya know? After one letter from her, the health benefits were retained."
www.eeoc.gov/facts/cancer.html. The American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org, also has excellent information on insurance, finances, and your legal rights.