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Spotlight On: National Cancer Legal Services Network

Chrissy Brennan on August 19, 2015

National Cancer Legal Services Network is one of Cancer and Careers' valued Community Partners and trusted resources, promoting access to healthcare and increasing the availability of legal services for people living with cancer.

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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.

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"Essential Function of the Job" According to the ADA

Rachel Becker, LMSW on July 27, 2015

posted in ADA, In the News, Legal

An appeals court in Virginia upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by the EEOC on behalf of a breast cancer survivor who had been let go from her job after treatment left her unable to do heavy lifting. The court's final ruling was that the firing was not a violation of the ADA, because lifting was an essential function of the job.

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Supreme Court Rules to Allow Health Insurance Subsidies

Kelsey Fenton on June 29, 2015

On Thursday, June 25, 2015, the Supreme Court ruled to allow Americans who purchased health insurance plans through federal marketplaces to keep their subsidies. Cancer and Careers applauds the Court's decision. Access to quality, affordable healthcare helps ensure that cancer survivors can take control of their health — and their work.

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First CAC Tweetchat!

Sarah Goodell on June 18, 2015

We hosted our first ever Tweetchat on addressing cancer at work on Tuesday, June 16th 2015! The chat was co-moderated by Flexjobs and 90 participants joined us over the course of the chat and the days leading up to it to discuss the nuances of working during and after treatment.

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Telecommuting is a Reasonable Accommodation!

Kelsey Fenton on June 4, 2014

Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that telecommuting is a reasonable accommodation for workers who can’t make it to the office. This is great news for cancer patients and survivors who need a more flexible work option!

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Ask the Experts 2014 Registration Open!

Sarah Goodell on February 14, 2014

This free teleconference will cover the practical and legal challenges that patients and survivors face navigating work and a diagnosis, followed by a Q&A session. Register today!

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Register Now for the Affordable Care Act Webinar Series!

Kelsey Fenton on January 10, 2014

We are excited to announce that registration is now OPEN for our brand-new webinar series on the Affordable Care Act!

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Affordable Care Act Marketplaces Explained

Cancer and Careers Guest Blogger on October 8, 2013

posted in Legal, Health Insurance

On October 1, 2013, the State Health Insurance Marketplaces opened for business across the country. Guest blogger Joanna Morales, Esq. explains the most important details of this new way to get health insurance.

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Disclosing a Hidden Disability

Eva LaManna on September 27, 2013

The NY Times explores whether or not to disclose a hidden disability in a job interview.

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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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Recapping Our First Ever In-Service!

Eva LaManna on December 20, 2012

Cancer and Careers held our first in-service program at CancerCare last week, and it was a huge success!

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Legal Training Series, Part 2

Eva LaManna on October 2, 2012

posted in Legal

In part II of my blog series highlighting what I'm learning in my legal training with Joanna Morales, Esq., cancer rights attorney and CEO of Navigating Cancer Survivorship, I'll be discussing the job interview process.

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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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Health Care Reform Survives!

Cancer and Careers Guest Blogger on June 28, 2012

Today was a historic day for the country and those coping with cancer: the Supreme Court of the United States released a decision to uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (aka 'healthcare reform' or 'Obamacare').

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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.

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National Cancer Legal Services Network

Alice McKenney on April 26, 2012

Legal issues is one of the largest needs our users have and we often bring in experts to address them and provide assistance. So when we heard about the National Cancer Legal Services Network (NCLSN), it was only fitting that we spread the word!

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Registration Now Open: Cancer Rights Conferences

Eva LaManna on March 21, 2012

posted in Event, Legal

The Cancer Legal Resource Center's annual Cancer Rights Conferences will soon be getting underway.

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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.

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Your Legal Rights in the Workplace

Eva LaManna on February 23, 2012

posted in ADA, FMLA, Legal

I attended a recent Cancer Legal Resource Center informational webinar on cancer and employment law and wanted to share some takeaways.

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