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Five common misconceptions about Cancer at work

Working With Cancer’s Founder and Director, Barbara Wilson, has contributed an article to The HR Director Magazine:

‘In the UK, there are currently 900,000 people of working age living with cancer, and the impressive increase in survival rates (in the UK cancer survival for 10 or more years has doubled from 24% to 50%)  means that it’s becoming more likely that employers will have staff members facing a cancer diagnosis, undergoing treatment, and returning to work following treatment.  

With that in mind, it’s essential that HR directors understand how to help employees facing cancer. Not just because it’s the right thing to do, but also because the consequences of getting it wrong can have significant financial and legal consequences.’

Read the full article here