The report reveals…….A cannabis company fired an employee due to her cancer diagnosis, alleges a new lawsuit. Pamela Johnston, formerly senior vice president of strategy and special projects for Electrum Partners, is suing the company and its founder Leslie Bocskor for wrongful termination in a lawsuit filed last week in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
“Electrum and Mr. Bocskor fired Ms. Johnston because she was suffering from cancer,” reads the complaint. “They also fired Ms. Johnston because she had reported intra-company sexual activity that posed a risk to the company – activity undertaken by Electrum executives that Electrum did not want to address.”
Electrum Partners is a consulting firm that specializes in the cannabis industry. The lawsuit alleges that the company violated New York City Human Rights Law in her termination and is seeking damages from lost wages, back-pay, pain and suffering, and more.