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Job Interviews: How to Respond to Illegal Questions

Chrissy Brennan on September 8, 2015

Many cancer survivors are concerned that during a job interview, they may be asked about their health history. If you’re faced with an unlawful question, it’s important to know your rights — and how to respond.

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Finding a new job within your organization

Kelsey Fenton on April 21, 2014

Many cancer patients need to set up accommodations in their workplace in order to keep working, but sometimes a new role within their company or organization is the answer to managing manage treatment side-effects and workload.

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Most Employers Plan to Continue Offering Health Care Plans in 2014

Amy Coleman on March 5, 2013

A new study finds that only 6% of companies plan to dismantle their employee health care plans in the next three to five years. Many employers, however, are looking to implement plan design changes that could affect patients and survivors.

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Making FMLA Work For You

Eva LaManna on February 19, 2013

posted in Disability, Employer, FMLA

NPR recently wrote a piece on the employee experience taking time off under the FMLA, and their findings illustrate how important it is to know the protections available at your company.

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Ticket to Work Helps the Transition

Eva LaManna on January 25, 2013

The Ticket To Work program is one of a number of Work Incentives available to those receiving SSI or SSDI.

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Great Resources From FlexJobs' Blog

Amy Coleman on November 8, 2012

We are always on the lookout for valuable information to share, and we found some great articles from our partners at FlexJobs.com.

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Legal Training Series, Part 1

Eva LaManna on September 4, 2012

As I receive one-on-one training from leading cancer rights attorney Joanna Morales, I will be sharing important take-aways for advocates and survivors.

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Former CEO Files Discrimination Claim

Amy Coleman on August 16, 2012

Former CEO of Tuesday Morning Corp., Kathleen Mason, filed a discrimination claim with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. In her complaint, filed August 1st, Mason said she "was fired based on a perceived disability," after informing the Board of Directors of her breast cancer diagnosis three weeks prior.

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Ticket to Work

Alice McKenney on January 23, 2012

Are you receiving SSI or SSDI payments? Do you want to obtain vocational rehabilitation, training, job referrals and other employment support services free of charge? Then the Ticket to Work program is... well... your ticket!

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Job Accommodations Benefit Your Employer Too

Kate Sweeney on November 17, 2011

A recent study conducted by the Job Accommodation Network (JAN), a service of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), shows that making an adjustment or changes to accommodate an employee’s medical condition usually has a positive impact on the workplace.

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October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month!

Cancer and Careers Staff on October 11, 2010

posted in Disability

October is indeed a very busy month. Not only is it Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but it is also National Disability Employment Awareness Month. It is a reminder of the vast accomplishments of those with disabilities in the workplace and highlights equal employment opportunities for all.

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