Linda O’Brien had shingles due to a weakened immune system from treatment and asked to work from home to protect her co-workers. Two days later, she was fired.
SEATTLE — A breast cancer survivor who was wrongfully fired from her job has won in a King County court.
“I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2019,” said Linda O’Brien.
Two months later, O’Brien would find out it was stage four breast cancer. Her oncologist said she could continue to work full-time as a financial coordinator for two doctors who own Orthodontic Excellence and other clinics across western Washington.
“I didn’t have to have chemo, I didn’t have to have surgery or radiation. I take a couple of pills, we starved off the cancer,” O’Brien said.
O’Brien continued to work full-time while undergoing treatment.
“I did that to try to take the least amount of time off from work as possible, so not to disrupt the practice,” she said.