AT 11: Woman with cancer says she was laid off after diagnosis

Posted on: 6:09 pm, May 17, 2012, by and , updated on: 06:14pm, May 17, 2012

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – A Richmond woman stricken with cancer says she feels lucky to be alive.

However, while in the midst of battling the disease, she found herself in a different kind of fight.

In fact, she said she received a letter from her employer stating her services were no longer needed.

But is it legal for companies to lay off employees while they are on sick leave? 

Watch CBS 6 News at 11 p.m. Thursday for Stephanie Rochon’s excsluive investigation.