Cancer teacher ‘sacked by e-mail’

A teacher who claims she was sacked by e-mail while suffering from bowel cancer is suing her former nursery school for £25,000.

Melinda Bodnar, 27, was given a 30% chance of survival when she was diagnosed with the tumour in November 2008, and spent seven months on chemotherapy, according to the Metro.

While off sick in March this year, Bodnar allegedly received an e-mail from the privately owned school telling her she was fired.

The e-mail allegedly read: “You will see that you haven’t been paid for this month – you have been on full pay up until now but I am afraid I cannot manage that any longer, as I am sure you will understand.”

The school denies disability discrimination and claims Bodnar resigned before being diagnosed with cancer.

The case will be heard at a south London tribunal later this year.

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