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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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Cancer and Careers Goes Transnational

Melissa DeLeo on July 7, 2011

posted in Event, Legal

This past month Cancer and Careers has stretched our resources further than ever to provide practical tips, tools and resources to survivors from coast-to-coast.

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The National Conference on Work and Cancer- One for the Books

Melissa DeLeo on July 5, 2011

Thank you to every healthcare professional, cancer survivor, man and woman undergoing treatment, community partner, sponsor and friend of Cancer and Careers who made The National Conference on Work and Cancer possible.

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Ask the Experts: Legal and Career Advice Workshops this July!

Melissa DeLeo on June 13, 2011

Wondering what past participants in the Ask the Experts Workshops are saying? Did they find the Legal and Career sessions helpful? Was the open dialogue useful to them? And don't forget to join us in a few weeks for the next calls!

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Free Legal Assistance for Survivors

Alice McKenney on June 6, 2011

posted in Legal, Health Insurance

There are a number of organizations that offer free legal assistance to cancer survivors.

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Don't Miss "Ask the Experts: Career Advice" Tomorrow!

Melissa DeLeo on May 16, 2011

Tomorrow, May 17th, is the third session of the “Ask the Experts: Legal and Career Advice” Series. At 7:30pm ET/4:30pm PT you can dial in to speak with our very own career coach and expert, Julie Jansen, for free.

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Cancer and Employment: What are Your Legal Rights?

Melissa DeLeo on April 25, 2011

The highlights from the 2nd Session of the Educational Series for Healthcare Professionals on April 7, 2011. Joanna Morales, Director of the CLRC, presented "Legal and Insurance issues to Consider," addressing the legal reality surrounding cancer, employment, insurance, discrimination, and everything in between.

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Lost your job? Tips to help you get back on your feet

Alice McKenney on May 27, 2010

posted in Job Search, Legal

Last week an article appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times that showed how quickly things can change at work after a cancer diagnosis, sometimes for the better, in this case for the worse. Margaret Walsh had been in her position at a community college for four months when she got an ovarian and abdominal cancer diagnosis in February of 2009.

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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.

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