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Restaurant Employee Fired After She Leaves Work for a Mammogram

The restaurant says it did nothing wrong.

Hickory Bar & Grille
Hickory Bar & Grille

After taking off work to receive a mammogram, a woman says she was fired from her job at Hickory Bar & Grille in Hermitage, Penn. Jamie Crytzer told KDKA-TV her manager said "you're going to do whatever you want, and this is job abandonment."

Crytzer told the Pittsburgh CBS affiliate she recently discovered a lump on her breast and immediately set up an appointment for a mammogram, which apparently was not an issue for her employers. However, an earlier appointment opened up, and when she asked her manager if she could leave work for an hour, he wasn't as receptive. When she returned to the restaurant the following day, Crytzer was told she had been let go.

In a statement released to KDKA, the restaurant said "all personnel actions taken were in complete accordance with proper personnel management."

Keystone State restaurants have been struggling in the decency department lately. A man who worked at a Pennsylvania Chili's Bar & Grill location recently said he was fired after he confronted co-workers about their use of offensive language. His son reportedly has Down syndrome, and he asked fellow employees to stop using the word "retard."