Fairfield woman claims genetic discrimination

(AP) - A Connecticut woman alleges her employer eliminated her job after learning that genetic tests showed she was predisposed to developing breast cancer.Pamela Fink

HARTFORD - (AP) - A Connecticut woman alleges her employer eliminated her job after learning that genetic tests showed she was predisposed to developing breast cancer.

Pamela Fink says in discrimination complaints filed this weekthat MXenergy of Stamford hired someone else for her duties whileshe was recovering from a preventative double mastectomy, thenfired her shortly after she returned.

The Fairfield woman filed her complaint Tuesday with the U.S.Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Connecticut Commissionon Human Rights and Opportunities. She cites a federal law thatwent into effect last fall barring discrimination based on genetictest results.

A message seeking comment was left Wednesday for an MXenergyspokeswoman.

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