From il Corriere della Sera:
An unfortunate woman who has been in a coma for more than a year, and is, sadly, described as being in a “vegetative state” recently received a letter notifying her of the termination of her work contract, seeing as how she had not been to work in more than a year. Perhaps not the most tactful way of handling the situation, but I think her employer’s position is pretty clear.
However, the CGIL union is apparently working with the family to fight her firing, or ask that she be reinstated.
I can understand the debate about workers’ rights, but… a brain dead person?