School compensates family of sick teacher who died
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.
Fu Suqing from Chengdu city in Southwest China’s Sichuan province celebrated her 119th birthday on Sunday, Chengdu Economic Daily reported. Fu was identified as the world’s oldest woman in 2013 and 2016, by Londonbased CarryingtheFlagWorldRecords, which reports world records. This photo shows Fu holding her great-great-granddaughter at home on July 24, 2015, when she was 118.