Outrage as teenage delivery driver is FIRED for requesting six weeks off for cancer treatment

Jonathan Larson worked as a delivery driver at Rosebud Restaurant, an establishment in Suburban Chicago until his boss gave him the axe

Larson suffers from cancer of the brain and spine and requires surgery so he asked his manager to take just six-weeks-off

Larson said he felt ‘demeaned’ and would like an apology

 

A 19-year-old who was diagnosed with cancer claims that when he asked his boss to take six-weeks off for surgery he was fired.

Jonathan Larson worked as a delivery driver at Rosebud Restaurant, an establishment in Suburban Chicago until his boss gave him the axe.

Larson suffers from cancer of the brain and spine and requires surgery so he asked his manager to take just six-weeks-off. His particular type of cancer is called multifocal myoxopapilary ependyoma and he was diagnosed in 2010 but still muscling through it.

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Treated Unfairly: Jonathan Larson claims he was fired from his job at Rosebud Restaurant in Chicago because he asked for time off for surgery for his brain and spinal cord cancer

In treatment: Jonathan Larson has been undergoing therapy for brain and spinal cord cancer since 2010

Fired: Larson was fired from his job as a delivery driver at Rosebud Restaurant when he asked for time off to have surgery for his brain and spinal cord cancer

‘No, by that time I’ll already have another driver hired. Just leave, I have to make some phone calls,’ Larson toldNBC his manager said.

‘I’m really disappointed and saddened by it. It’s not something I can help.’

Larson said he wants an apology from his boss because he feels like he is being punished for something he can’t control.

‘I would love an apology,’ he said.

‘It would go a long way to make me feel better about the situation.’

Rosebud Restaurant told NBC that they couldn’t comment on personal employment matters, ‘due to employee and human resources confidentiality standards.’

“For more than thirty-six years Rosebud has been successful through the hard work of our employees,” the statement read.

‘We are thoroughly investigating this matter to determine if our processes and protocols were appropriately followed. Rosebud proudly serves the Chicagoland community and considers it our mission to treat all employees fairly.’

According to a Facebook page dedicated to Larson’s recovery, Larson has been on medication since 2010 and is in the final stages of his recovery.

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<p>Jonathan Larson has been battling cancer since 2011 and feels as though it was unfair of his boss to fire him just because he asked for six-weeks-off to have surgery 

Treatment: According to Larson's Facebook these are all of the medicine bottles he used starting March 2011

Unfair: Larson has requested an apology from the manager at Rosebud Restaurant but no one from the restaurant has agreed to comment specifically on the matter

Feeling weak: After all of the chemotherapy and treatment Larson has a difficult time standing

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