Was it the humanitarian thing to do, or was he a big jerk?

A lady goes to her boss and explains that she has a cancer diagnosis. The boss responds by firing her.

Likely highly illegal if she wanted to pursue that, and she would most likely win a wrongful termination suit since he put it in writing that her diagnosis was the reason he was letting her go.

However, the boss (a dentist) stated that is she couldn't perform the duties of her job he may have had to let her go and she wouldn't qualify for unemployment. This way, she absolutely would qualify.

Thoughts?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/11/woman-la…

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    09/12/14
    5sarah
    I vote jerk. He coul have downgraded her to a desk member or something...didn't have to let her go
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      09/12/14
      I think he was trying to make it easy on her, but worded it poorly. He also has a business to take care of. Everybody knows once someone starts chemo they need all the rest they can get. I don't know anybody that has been able to work while undergoing chemo.
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      09/12/14
      We don't know because the media only reported enough to make us angry at him.. From what I read... I think he was attempting to be thoughtful but it didn't work.
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        09/12/14
        5sarah
        Beaver county's not far from here so I'm sure I'll hear more about it on the news and such...I just thin there could've been a better way of doing this and if it was really because he cared an didn't want her pain to hurt her while she worked then he should be calling to check on her I mean she had been there 12 years
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