School com­pen­sates fam­ily of sick teacher who died

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

A col­lege in Gansu province will pay com­pen­sa­tion to­tal­ing more than $75,000 to the fam­ily of a teacher with ovar­ian cancer, whom it fired for long-term ab­sen­teeism and who sub­se­quently died.

Lanzhou Jiao­tong Univer­sity Bowen Col­lege made the move in the wake of pub­lic anger, and also sus­pended the head of its hu­man re­sources depart­ment, ac­cord­ing to a re­port by thep­a­per.cn.

The teacher, Liu Lingli, 32, taught English at Lanzhou Jiao­tong Univer­sity’s Bowen Col­lege. When she was di­ag­nosed with ovar­ian cancer in July 2014, she ap­plied for a six-month sick leave, the re­port said.

When her leave ended, Liu was fired for long-term ab­sen­teeism, with the col­lege claim­ing she did not ex­tend her leave in time and that it did not know about her con­di­tion. She died on Aug 14.

The com­pen­sa­tion in­cludes $60,261 in Liu’s med­i­cal costs and $8,600 for salary for the pe­riod when she was on sick leave.

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