A former Middlesex County teacher is suing the New Jersey Board of Education, claiming she was canned for taking time off to receive chemotherapy. In a lawsuit filed earlier this month, the teacher alleges she was the target of discrimination at John P. Faber Elementary School in Dunellen. The former special education teacher, who has multiple sclerosis, says the school failed to accommodate her chemotherapy treatments.
According to the suit, the teacher received permission to use sick time in order to get two rounds of chemotherapy treatments. When she returned from the second round in April of 2016, she was fired because the school was "going in a different direction."