Jill Colter had barely been back to work at Clay Nissan in Norwood, Mass. for three weeks when she was fired with little explanation. Still in the throes of stage 4 cancer, she had been on medical leave for two months, after receiving radiation treatment and chemotherapy for a brain tumor.
UPDATE (Sept. 13, 2012): A Superior Court judge has ruled that what the Colter family said about Clay Nissan was wrong, and that it constituted defamation of the dealership. The Colters were ordered by the court to pay $1.5 million after damaging Clay's reputation and severely impacting business.