blog

Blog post thumbnail
Questions & Answers About Cancer in the Workplace from the EEOC

Kelsey Fenton on July 30, 2015

We recently discovered a great resource from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) website that we wanted to share that contains valuable information about the ADA for cancer survivors.

Read More

Blog post thumbnail
Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act Complaints on the Rise

Amy Coleman on August 22, 2013

Employers are starting to realize just how careful they need to be when it comes to asking about employee health histories.

Read More

Blog post thumbnail
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.

Read More

Blog post thumbnail
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.

Read More

Blog post thumbnail
Disclosure at Work: What's Expected, Reasonable and Appropriate?

Amy Coleman on June 25, 2012

The Grand Rapids Press recently highlighted a two-part series on work and cancer focused on legal rights and disclosure. The second piece really got the Cancer and Careers team talking about what’s expected, reasonable and appropriate for people living with cancer and disclosure in the workplace.

Read More

Blog post thumbnail
How Facebook's New Timeline Feature Can Hinder A Job Search

Alice McKenney on March 20, 2012

As many of us are aware at this point, Facebook Timeline is here to stay, and eventually we will all have to switch over. Do you know what to avoid doing on it so you don't mess up your job search?

Read More

Blog post thumbnail
Can You Be Fired for Your Genes?

Eva LaManna on March 16, 2012

A recent article discusses the increase in genetic discrimination complaints, and how that relates to cancer in the workplace.

Read More

Blog post thumbnail
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.

Read More

Blog post thumbnail
Introducing our Newest Publication: "The Manager's Kit"

Melissa DeLeo on October 31, 2011

You’ve decided to disclose your cancer diagnosis to your employer, what’s next? The Manager’s Kit is designed for you to give to your boss to help start or smooth the conversation. We've laid out the "need-to-know" laws that relate to cancer in the workplace, successful workplace strategies and tips for working with your HR department.

Read More

Blog post thumbnail
New job protection for those with BRCA1 and BRCA2

Kate Sweeney on June 22, 2009

posted in Discrimination, Legal

There’s good news for people worried about job and health insurance discrimination because of their genetic risk for diseases, including those with BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations, which put women at an increased risk for breast and ovarian cancer.

Read More