Nigerian Woman, Sola Orefuye, Sparks Sympathy Over Her Dismissal From Work Just Because…

Mental health is defined as the level of psychological well-being or an absence of mental illness. It is the state of someone who is “functioning at a satisfactory level of emotional and behavioural adjustment”, but it appears the company where Nigerian lady Sola Orefuye worked interpret it quite differently after they unceremoniously dismissed her from her job for what they tagged ‘mental illness”.

The lady took to her Twitter handle @OrefuyeE to narrate the sad development. In her tweet, Sola narrated that she was sacked from her job simply because she revealed to the Human Resource (HR) personnel that she was depressed and wanted to take a sick leave.

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She communicated to the HR that the proposed sick-leave would enable her get help for herself with a psychotherapist, only for her to receive news of being laid off from the company afterwards.

Apparently, confiding with the human resource officer that she was suffering depression was interpreted by the company to mean a breach of trust because her medical records with the company did not show she had ‘mental illness’.

Sharing further, she said the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the organization also communicated his intentions to sue her for not including the information in her records.

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Here’s what she tweeted below:

I just got sacked because, I have a “mental illness” and I spoke to just the hr but not on medical records. I was told by my CEO that I would be sued for it.

All this because I am depressed and I asked for a sick leave so I cam get some psychotherapy. I am jobless.

See original tweet below:

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