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CAC Weighs In on USA Today: Thinking Through Disclosure During COVID-19

Maddy Meislin on August 6, 2020

CAC weighs in on a USA Today conversation with a human resources expert, answering a question posted by a cancer survivor regarding disclosure and returning to work during COVID-19.

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Personal Stories: COVID-19 for Over 3 Months

Brian Morvant on July 9, 2020

In this powerful and personal essay written for Huffington Post, a cancer survivor discusses her struggles to have people take her COVID-19 diagnosis seriously, and her personal choices regarding privacy and disclosure.

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What Is FMLA Leave and How Do You Take It?

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on August 5, 2019

There are a variety of reasons why one would need to take a leave of absence from work — cancer patients, in particular, know this all too well. Thankfully, the Family and Medical Leave Act was designed to address some of these situations. Find out more...

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How to Request Accommodations During a Job Search

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on July 1, 2019

Job-searching can pose challenges, but job-searching with cancer can make those challenges feel insurmountable. Thankfully there are protections available to job-seekers, some of which are applicable even before they’re hired.

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Do You Know Your Rights in the Workplace?

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on September 19, 2016

The period following a diagnosis can be overwhelming and disorienting. At a time when it’s necessary to make a number of important decisions, it can be incredibly useful to know your legal rights in the workplace.

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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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