That is horrible that they did that to her. Awful and heartbreaking. 17 years and nothing but a kick in the @ss? What cold hearted jerks - I do believe spreading this to media outlets would be a good thing to do, it may or may not make you both feel better, but maybe Northshore will see what they did was pretty horrible for a place that supposedly cares and will get some backlash for it.
Your grandmother looks so sweet and adorable, too. I am so sorry to hear that she is being treated this way.
FMLA guarantees 12 weeks of job protection in a rolling 12-month period.
It sounds like she already used at least a month's work of medical leave sometime before August 30?
I find it ironic that she works for a hospital, but they are firing her for being sick. WTF?