OTE rethinks cancer firing

The management of OTE telecom was discussing last night the possibility of rehiring a 27-year-old woman who was allegedly fired from her job at a call center after being diagnosed with cancer, sources said. Communist Party MP Angelos Tzekis intervened after the unnamed woman filed a complaint with police in Thessaloniki, claiming that OTE cut short her 12-month contract after being informed of her illness. The woman said that she was hired earlier this year and had gone through a successful trial period working as an operator at the 11880 telephone directory center. She claims she was fired due to a company policy which stops managers from hiring people with health problems. The matter was referred to Thessaloniki prosecutor Vassilis Floridis, who asked to meet today with the OTE executives to question them about the alleged incident.

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