Lay Off Situation
I have a friend of the family who has been told she is being laid off. Unfortunately she is a single income earner and also has been battling bone cancer in her skull. Based upon some conversations I have had with her I am starting to wonder if she was selected for the layoff because of her illness. Her supervisor has told her that he would write a letter of recommendation for her so that she could get another job and has told her that if he has any openings in the future, he would bring her back (so they can't say the lay off is based upon performance). To date they have not said what the basis is for the people that are being laid off. There is no one in HR at this company. Many of the things she has told me in the past have lead me to believe that the managers are flying by the seat of their pants with no regard to laws, regulations or policies.
My question to you is can you think of any court cases recently involving the reason a person was laid off? She is located in the 4th circuit, although I want to look at as many of the cases as I can find. I am usually the one telling friends that what is happening is allowed by law, but in this situation I am starting to think otherwise.