Florida Man Says He Was Fired for Daughter's Cancer Treatment


Scarola said Mackenzie's surgery was ultimately financed through charitable contributions and hundreds of thousands of dollars were incurred in the two and a half years between her diagnosis and death on March 2, 2011, when she was six years old.

Gonzalez, who began working at another bank in July 2011, said he is unable to work as a sponsored securities broker because of his termination, though he is still licensed. He said he is earning less than he would as a securities broker, the suit states.

Scarola said since the lawsuit received media attention, people have called his law firm to offer their support and to pay for the family's legal expenses. Because the law firm has undertaken legal representation on a straight contingency basis, the Gonzalez family has no obligation to pay fees or expenses, he said.

"I was really quite surprised and gratified to see those expressions of support that have also been very helpful to the family," he said.

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