DWP sack woman with terminal cancer for time off for treatment

Pauline Fisher Credit: ITV Granada

A woman from Blackpool says she was sacked from her job at a disability benefits centre for taking too much time off while she had chemotherapy treatment.

Pauline Fisher, has incurable cancer and found out just days before Christmas that bosses at the Department of Work and Pensions had rejected an appeal against a decision to sack her.

Pauline had worked there for ten years but had been signed off sick since June.

She had always been adamant she would be fit enough to go back to work after treatment.

Sarah Rogers reports.