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Can my employer terminate me because I have been diagnosed…

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Can my employer terminate...

Can my employer terminate me because I have been diagnosed with cancer for the fourth time?

Lawyer's Assistant: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Michigan

Lawyer's Assistant: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?

At will

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Full time

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Employment Lawyer: Loren, Lawyer replied 6 months ago
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I am Loren, a licensed attorney for over 30 yrs. Thank you for your patience as I review the question. I will post my response shortly.

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Employment Lawyer: Loren, Lawyer replied 6 months ago

Before we begin a bit more detail would be helpful please.

1. Do you have a written employment agreement for a fixed term requiring cause for termination, discipline or demotion?

2. Do you believe you were treated differently than other employees due to your race, religion, ethnicity, etc.?

3. Had you previously requested FMLA or a "reasonable accommodation" under ADA?

4. Did your employer give a reason for the termination?

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