A Connecticut woman who had a voluntary double mastectomy after genetic testing is alleging her employer wrongfully terminated her job after learning she carried a gene implicated in breast cancer. Pamela Fink is accusing MXenergy, a natural gas and electricity provider, of phasing her out of employment after she disclosed that she had tested positive for the BRCA2 genetic mutation, predisposing her to breast and ovarian cancer. She took leave to undergo a voluntary double mastectomy as a preventative procedure, but the company terminated her employment six weeks after her return from the second surgery ‘because it regarded me to be an ‘individual with a disability”, Fink claims in her complaint, which is filed with the Connecticut state Commission on Human Rights and federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
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