TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Sep 5, 2018
A former doctor at the Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in Memphis is suing the hospital, claiming she was fired from her job for requesting accommodation to undergo treatment for breast cancer, The Commercial Appeal reports. Dr. Clara Finch Cruz is also alleging that she was discriminated against for her ethnicity. Finch Cruz was told to step down from a leadership position in January 2017 after she disclosed her illness and requested a reduced schedule in order to receive radiation treatment. When she refused, the chief of staff said he would “remove her.” She was moved to another position and later terminated in March.