CALL 6: Indy housing officer who lost her job while battling cancer takes case to appeals court

Fight continues for fired Indy housing officer
Fight continues for fired Indy housing officer
Posted at 4:05 PM, Feb 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-21 18:41:30-05

INDIANAPOLIS -- A former officer with the Indianapolis Housing Authority who was fired while fighting breast cancer filed paperwork on Tuesday to have her case heard by the Seventh Circuit Appeals Court in Chicago

Marytza Golden was diagnosed in 2015 with an aggressive form of cancer that forced her to have a double mastectomy.

Golden had asked for unpaid leave because she was too sick to return to work while undergoing chemotherapy. Her request was denied, and the Indianapolis Housing Authority fired her for not returning to work.

A federal judge in Indianapolis had previously sided with the Indianapolis Housing Authority. They are now trying to get her to pay their legal fees which amount to more than $72,000.