Cancer is a terrible thing to be diagnosed with. You can beat it once, twice, three times, but as many times as you beat it there is still the risk that it will come back.
Unfortunately for Tracie Mills, an employee of KPH Consolidation Inc., which operates as Kingwood Medical Center, her cancer recurred. While neither the cancer nor the treatment disabled Mills enough to stop working, she filed for periodic leave for weekly visits to the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, according to The Southeast Texas Record. Once this leave was approved, Mills claims she was fired for using it.
The hospital, however, states that she was fired for rudely answering a call over the call light system, according to the Record. Mills claims this is merely a cover for her retaliatory firing. What are her rights — and yours — under the Family and Medical Leave Act?