Employment tribunal | Worker battling cancer sacked for 'decreased productivity'

Worker battling cancer sacked for 'decreased productivity'

A UK worker has won over £30,000 in a discrimination tribunal case after her employer sacked her for low productivity despite her having breast cancer at the time.

Lucy Lydall, a former marketing manager at The Woolridge Partnership construction company, was sacked from her role for a lack of performance, which was attributed to her illness. Lydall said she found out she had stage one breast cancer two months after starting the role and had to take time off for hospital treatment and later more time off to get married.

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