Changing the conversation about work and cancer

What should employers consider when appraising an employee affected by cancer, including carers?

As you know individuals who have cancer are covered by the 2010 Equality Act (or the 1995 Disability Discrimination Act if living in Northern Ireland) from the point of diagnosis. As part of this, employers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments if existing working arrangements put the affected person at a substantial disadvantage compared with others.

Written for Macmillan Cancer Support, March 2015

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