Text woman 'didn't get cancer help'

A WOMAN who claims she was sacked from her university job for texting too much says she did not receive enough support when she found out she could lose an arm to cancer.

Tracy Scott, 42, was a premises manager at Edinburgh University Students Association for three years before being axed from her job for allegedly sending too many personal texts during working hours.

Ms Scott had just found out that nothing could be done to remove two tumours and that she might lose her arm when she was forced to attend a disciplinary hearing which led to her dismissal.

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During a two-day employment tribunal in Edinburgh Ms Scott claimed she was never given clear instructions by her line manager, Alan Blackwood, to stop using her phone.

Employment Judge Mary Kearns said: "We will reserve our decision and will let you know in writing