Former Tuesday Morning CEO sues over firing

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Posted: May 17, 2013 8:46 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — The former CEO of Tuesday Morning has filed a discrimination lawsuit against the discount retailer, saying she was fired just months after revealing she had breast cancer.

The lawsuit by Kathleen Mason follows a discrimination filing with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission this summer. Mason's lawyer, Rogge Dunn, says she was fired during a phone call last June, even though she had overseen the company's growth during her tenure.

Dunn said a board member even made a "caustic" comment about Mason's wig.

Tuesday Morning Corp., which sells closeout housewares and home decor, has said that Mason's termination was lawful. In announcing her termination, the Dallas-based company had said it was time to transition to a new executive who would "guide the company through its next stage."