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Thu Sep 6, 2018, 04:32 AM

Memphis VA fired top-doctor because she had breast cancer, lawsuit alleges

A former top-doctor at the Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in Memphis is suing the hospital, alleging she was harassed and fired from her job in March after she requested accommodation to undergo treatment for breast cancer.

Dr. Clara Finch Cruz filed the lawsuit in July, also accusing Memphis VA leaders of discriminating against her for being a Hispanic woman and using deficiencies that occurred during her medical leave to justify her termination.

Finch Cruz was told to step down from her position as chief of service in January 2017 after she disclosed to the hospital she had cancer and needed reduced hours to receive radiation therapy, according to court documents.

When she refused, Chief of Staff Dr. Thomas Ferguson said he would “remove her,” the lawsuit alleges. Finch Cruz was moved to a different position and for a year “endured attacks on her professionalism, her competency, her character and her job performance” before Director David Dunning approved her termination on March 8.

Read more: https://www.commercialappeal.com/story/news/2018/09/05/memphis-va-doctor-firing-discrimination-lawsuit/1191204002/

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Thu Sep 6, 2018, 06:39 AM

1. My doctor got fired because she had a brain aneurysm.

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Thu Sep 6, 2018, 01:31 PM

2. Does the administration really want to fuck with the millions of us - ...

the millions of vets who are in treatment from the VA.

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