Lake Oswego, OR asked in Employment Law for Oregon

Q: I was fired for missing work due to having cancer and getting surgery. Do I have any options?

In July of this year I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. The medical team was able to get me scheduled for surgery in Aug. August 9 I had surgery. On September 2nd my medical was canceled then on the 7th or 8th my boss called me and said this isn't working for him. At that time I felt I was fired.

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TeAnna Rice
TeAnna Rice
  • Hillsboro, OR
  • Licensed in Oregon

A: It is not clear what you mean by "at that time I felt I was fired", but you most likely have a claim for FMLA/OFLA retaliation and potentially OSTL retaliation. I highly recommend contacting an employment law attorney in your area to discuss your case.

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