Carol Jumper, of Hopewell Township, Penn., claims she was laid off from her job of 12 years after she told her boss she was diagnosed with cancer in her ovaries, liver and pancreas. And it was in the form a handwritten letter, a report states.
“It was about a week later she gets this registered letter delivered at the house,” her fiancé, Dennis Smerigan, said. “I was pissed when I read that letter. No kind of man sends a letter like that.”
Jumper's boss, Dr. George Visnich, allegedly penned the note.
“You are currently engaged in a battle against cancer that will be demanding physically, mentally, and emotionally,” Visnich begins his letter. "You will not be able to function in my office at the level required while battling for your life."
The letter continues with Visnich stating he will be laying off Jumper as of Aug. 11 with her last paycheck being mailed to her by Aug. 15.
The woman noted her former employer's only communication or explanation of her termination came from the letter.
The doctor's attorney, Larry Kelly, told the Times Online that Visnich “placed Jumper on layoff status so she could collect unemployment compensation during her treatment.”
The Beaver Countain originally reported this news.
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