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Tuesday Morning's ousted CEO files discrimination charges against the furniture retailer
NEW YORK (AP) ¯¯¯ The ousted CEO of furniture retailer Tuesday Morning Corp. has filed discrimination charges against the company, saying she was sent packing after the board learned she had breast cancer.
Her attorney says Kathleen Mason also wants unspecified damages and her old job back. The discrimination charges were filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Dallas.
A representative for Tuesday Morning didn't immediately respond to request for comment.
Attorney Rogge Dunn says board members' attitude toward Mason changed after she disclosed she had cancer. He says one board member even made a sarcastic comment about Mason's wig.
The Dallas-based discount retailer announced in June that it was firing Mason, who had been CEO since 2009. It lowered its financial outlook at the same time.