Lynn Musson Daughter Coma Story
Mother Lynn Musson was sacked because she wanted to be at her daughter's bedside after she fell into a coma.Petrol station cashier Lynn Musson had been warned by doctors that daughter Lynnette may have only hours to live after contracting a killer flesh-eating disease.But she claims, boss Alister McGill refused to give her any extra time off despite arranging cover and he dismissed her from her ??5.93-an-hour job.Lynnette, 25, had contracted killer flesheating bacteria necrotizing fasciitis. As soon as mum Lynn was told the traumatic news, she called her line manager at the Murco petrol station in Chesterfield, Derbys, who immediately gave her a week off. But the next Sunday she got a call at home from Mr McGill, director of Beedem Ltd which leases the station.Lynn recalled: He just asked me to resign which I refused to do. "He said, 'in that case you're sacked'. I couldn't believe how heartless he was about it. His words to my husband were 'my business is more important'."In a letter dated November 7 Mr McGill wrote: "Following your notification you will not be able to work weekends due to the unfortunate illness of your daughter, I confirm that I will have to terminate your employment with immediate effect as you are unable to fulfil your contract."Mum-of-one Lynnette amazingly survived her illness, though she is wheelchair-bound. She had collapsed in October.Lynn is now taking legal action against Beedem. Mr McGill did not respond after the Mirror contacted his office twice last week. Murco said it regularly audits the station to protect its brand but does not intervene in employment issues. Collect of daughter on Wedding Day."
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