Fired cancer patient Marla Gilson, ex-employer reach agreement


WASHINGTON (JTA) — Marla Gilson and the Association of Jewish Aging Services, which fired her after she was stricken by cancer, have come to terms.

"As part of the settlement, AJAS has agreed to provide Ms. Gilson with additional severance and to provide financial support to help cover her medical expenses," said the statement issued by AJAS.

Gilson was diagnosed with leukemia and dismissed in March, stirring outrage among Gilson’s colleagues and acquaintances in the Jewish communal world.

"AJAS wishes Marla a speedy recovery,"  the statement said, "and we also thank her for the contributions that she has made to our organization."

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