“No one who is sick should have to worry that their boss or spouse or doctor doesn’t believe them.” – Ann E. Wallace
Ann is a writer, professor, mother, cancer survivor, and has had COVID-19 for over 100 days.
In this powerful and personal essay written for Huffington Post, she discusses her struggles to have people take her COVID-19 diagnosis seriously, and her personal choices regarding privacy and disclosure.
Now that many business are re-opening and people are returning to work, we have begun to hear from more and more members of our community how stressful, and risky, it can feel to be in an environment where coworkers or employers may not be taking health and safety as seriously as you, or even casting doubts on your concerns.
As a cancer patient, survivor, or caregiver, your questions and concerns about workplace health and safety are very real.
Whether you are deciding to disclose or not to disclose your diagnosis to an employer or potential employer, or trying to understand which workplace protections to take advantage of, we hope these additional resources from Cancer and Careers will help you on your journey.
- Managing Disclosure When Looking for a Job
- Balancing Work & Cancer Webinar: Disclosure, Privacy & Online Brand
- Your Legal Rights in the Workplace: Cancer and the ADA, FMLA, etc.
- Requesting Reasonable Accommodations
- Insurance Legislations: HIPAA, COBRA, GINA, ACA
- Filing for Disability Due to Cancer
- Top Three Legal Questions About Employment