TORONTO, June 3, 2018 /CNW/ - Fourteen year civil servant, Lydia Mason, was terminated by the Wynne government after informing management of her cancer diagnosis to the shock and dismay of scores of Canadians. In the wake of National Cancer Survivors Day, a campaign has been launched to call on Kathleen Wynne, Doug Ford and Andrea Horwath to increase legal protections for terminally ill workers.
"I am fighting this fight not just for myself but to ensure this never happens to anyone else. My fight is for all critically and terminally ill workers." – Lydia Mason,
Mason had been working for the provincial government for the last 14 years. She now relies on dozens of oral drugs to help stave off the effects of the cancer causing grave financial hardship. The NDP, Liberals and PC's proposed to cover the costs of these take home drugs but it remains to be seen if those promises will be fulfilled.
"I am inspired by Lydia's bravery. I would like to remind the next leader of this province that Lydia's story matters and will be heard. We also call on the representative labor union, AMAPCEO, to stand with Lydia in her quest for justice." – Saron Gebresellassi, Legal Counsel
SOURCE Saron Legal Professional Corporation (SLPC)
For further information: Inquiries Saron Gebresellassi, Legal Counsel, Tel - 416-854-6645, [email protected]