North Salem court clerk with cancer loses job months before retirement
A Danbury woman who is battling cancer says she is shocked after losing her job as a court clerk in the town of North Salem.
Trish Rubino was just five months away from early retirement when she lost her job and her health benefits. She says it's all due to a change in judges in North Salem.
Town officials told the single mother of three that she lost her job because new judges wanted to appoint their own court clerk.
"Between the judges and the supervisor and the town board, everyone knew what I was going through, and I think they could have been more compassionate and just kept me on the five months, given me my health insurance and that would have been the right thing to do," she says.
News 12 reached out to North Salem Town Supervisor Warren Lucas, who said that he had been told by the town council that "because of HIPAA and the personal aspects of the issues raised," he was not allowed to talk about the matter.