Nathalie Blanchard has been on sick leave from her IBM job in Bromont, Quebec for a year, but she just lost her health benefits, the Associated Press reported.
Blanchard’s sick leave was for depression, and when her Manulife insurance agent found photos on her Facebook where she was apparently having fun, her monthly benefits were promptly cut. The pictures depicted Blanchard at a Chippendales bar, at a birthday party and on vacation.
Blanchard got a lawyer and is fighting back. She says the doctor told her to try to have fun, and that’s what she was doing. Manulife had no comment on the particular case for the Globe, but did say that the company does not deny or terminate claims based on what’s published on Facebook, or other Web sites.