WATERVILLE – A man says he was wrongfully fired from his job at a railroad system after requesting time off to receive cancer treatment.

WABI-TV reported that Eric Thomas of Winslow filed an employment discrimination lawsuit in Bangor federal court this week against Pan Am Railways.

A lawyer for the 51-year-old Thomas said Pan Am unlawfully fired Thomas on the day he requested three additional weeks of medical leave to undergo chemotherapy.

Officials at Pan Am’s Waterville office were not immediately available for comment.


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