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Oregon woman sues after what she calls wrongful firing


ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) -- A northern Illinois woman is accusing a hotel of firing her because she used an oxygen tank for respiratory illnesses.

The disability rights group Equip For Equality filed a lawsuit Friday in federal court in Rockford on behalf of Donna Colvin of Oregon, Ill.

According to the lawsuit, Colvin was a front desk clerk at the Paddle Wheel Inn, a northwestern Illinois hotel located on the Rock River. Colvin suffers from asthma, pulmonary disease and sleep apnea.

Colvin says she was told not to work at the front desk and later dismissed from her position after she began using the oxygen tank prescribed by her doctor.

Colvin is seeking compensation for unpaid overtime, expenses and damages. The Paddle Wheel Inn's owners could not be reached for comment.

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