August 29, 2017 / 10:59 PM / a year ago

EEOC sues Chicago childcare agency for firing employee with cancer

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has sued a Chicago childcare resources agency for allegedly firing an employee who was on leave for breast cancer surgery rather than provide her with more time off for additional treatment.

In a lawsuit filed in federal court in Chicago on Monday, the EEOC accused Illinois Action for Children of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act by denying Myrnie Brown a reasonable accommodation and terminating her in 2015.

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