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Family of fired teacher receives apology and $75,000 compensation

By Liu Wei ( Updated: 2016-08-24 08:25

Representatives of Lanzhou Jiaotong University Bowen College went to the house of the sick teacher who was fired when she went on sick leave and then died of cancer to apologize, reported on Monday.

Chen Ling, dean of the College of Literature, visited teacher Liu lingli's family as one of the college representatives and apologized to them.

Later the college and family discussed the compensation and finally came to an agreement.

According to the agreement, the college will pay Liu's medical fees of 400,000 yuan ($60,261), the salary 57,600 yuan ($8,600) for the period from September 2014 to August when Liu was on sick leave, and other compensations.

The total compensation is 500,000 yuan ($75,304), and will be paid off in two days.

Earlier, the college released an open letter addressing Liu's family on its official website.

The case caught public attention when the college fired a teacher who was suffering from ovarian cancer and who subsequently died.

Reportedly there have been three other cases of teachers being sacked by the college after they went on sick leave due to serious illnesses.

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