“…(the Texas woman) believes Crowne Plaza Hotel fired her because of insurance, knowing she had more follow-up surgeries required…(she) is now cancer free and has a new job, hopes to collect financial damages for medical bills and mental anguish…”
A Texas grandmother of five says she was wrongfully fired from her job because she got cancer. Now, she’s suing for employment discrimination.
Janet Hustus, 53, was working as the Conference Meetings Director for Crowne Plaza Houston in January 2011 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. “I was devastated. When you hear those words it is very devastating,” Hustus said. “You have cancer, and you don’t know what to do. You have so many emotions.”
She went to her general manager a few days later to discuss her schedule and surgery dates. Hustus says Mathers assured her the company would work around her schedule and “support her any way possible,” including keeping her job open for her.