I have read recently an article that intrigued me quite much. It was about a woman from Hong Kong that was fired because she was diagnosed with cancer.
As you might assume I was quite disturbed and I know that many of you will feel just as I did. However, these types of situations are not rare at all. There are many people who face such situations when all they should receive is proper moral and financial support.
After reading that article I spend some time searching for similar cases and also for possible legal solutions to fight against this type of discrimination. In fact I was interested in finding out if these types of layoffs are legal or not. In case you want to find out what I learned after my research than you should continue your reading. I hope that the following rows of this article will come as a good support.
As you might already know this terrible disease, namely cancer could appear when you least expect it. This is a disease encountered worldwide no matter the level of education or how developed are those countries.
In every part of the world there are laws for both the employers and for the employees. When such dreadful diagnosis strikes you one of the things that will worry you is the stability of your job. This is a terrible illness but it is also a very expensive one that might require long term treatments and sometimes even surgeries. Also the recovery period could be long. All these things might make your employer reconsider your position in his firm.
When you have spent at a work place a long period and everyone appreciates the quality of your work and dedication you might be a lucky person and you will benefit of your employer understanding. However, are these the only conditions that will help you preserve your work place? Is your employer in title to fire you just because you are ill?