In this episode, Mark shares a real life story of a woman who was loyal to the company and did everything they asked of her. We have modified the names and facts to conceal the identities and ensure confidentiality. Her boss was a billionaire but by his actions you would consider him a cheap capitalist. They refused to make her an employee with health benefits and she struggled for seven years as an independent contractor, working 60-70 hours per week, until the company finally made a her full time employee with health benefits. She had two pregnancies while working, and her employer forced her to work during her pregnancy leaves. Soon after, she was diagnosed with breast cancer and needed surgery and chemo therapy. She continued to work tirelessly even while on medical leave. Her cancer spread, she needed more surgery to remove her ovaries and more chemo therapy. She continued to work through her recovery. But then her employer forced her out on family medical leave without her consent, twice. The second time she was not allowed to return to work and forced into disability leave of absence. The company cut off her health insurance when they terminated her, just as she was to receive further cancer treatments. Her husband was also suffering from cancer and no access to health insurance. Mark provides commentary about the employer’s discriminatory and unlawful actions to get rid of this employee solely because she was a woman, over forty, and diagnosed with two forms of cancer.
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