Coma victim fired
A Barcelona restaurant chain fires an employee for failure to show up at work, although she was in a coma.7 October 2008
BARCELONA -- Legal action is being taken against a Barcelona company that fired a woman for failing to show up to work even though managers knew she was in a coma following a traffic accident.
Directors of the company, restaurant chain El Punt del Peix, told Sandra Tejero’s family that it was firing her last Wednesday, two weeks after the accident.
Tejero, who awoke from the coma Monday, decided to sue the firm, demanding that she be allowed return to work when recovered.
[El Pais / Ariadna Trillas / Expatica]