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Brisbane Courier Driver Sacked After Cancer Scare

Brisbane courier driver sacked after cancer scare

A Brisbane courier driver claims his employer unfairly dismissed him after disclosing he might have cancer.

As a result, IR Claims filed a general protections dismissal claim in the Anti-Discrimination Commission of Queensland on behalf of the worker.

Brisbane courier driver sacked after cancer scare

*Tony worked as a courier driver for a dry cleaning business.

He turned 50 while on annual leave, and received a bowel cancer screening test in the mail.

The result came back indicating possible cancer.

Tony requested an extra week of annual leave to deal with his health situation.

While on leave, Tony received a call from the owner of the company who told him:

“We’re going to have to terminate you because you’ve become unreliable because of your cancer.”


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