Employers and their front-line managers need support to help an employee balance their cancer treatment and recovery with work. Here are some resources to help:
Workplace Transitions for People Touched by Cancer
This program provides companies of all sizes with an innovative, tested, and free resource to support a healthy and productive experience when an employee is facing cancer. The web-enabled toolkit provides managers and human resources staff with actionable guidance that complements existing company policies and procedures. The project is a collaboration between Anthem, Cancer and Careers, Pfizer and the U.S. Business Leadership Network. For more, visit: Workplace Transitions.
The Department of Labor (DOL)
The Department of Labor (DOL) provides a number of useful tools to help employers and managers navigate the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), including:
- The FMLA Employer Guide is designed to provide essential information about the FMLA, including information about employers’ obligations under the law and the options available to employers in administering leave under the FMLA.
- WH-380-E is a model certification form to ensure an employer gets the information the DOL determined is necessary in order for an employee to access leave under the FMLA. By using this form an employer protects itself from any accidental requests for information that go beyond the requirements of the law.
- WH-380-F is a version of the model form for people requesting time off as a caregiver.
Job Accommodation Network
Job Accommodation Network (JAN) provides free consulting services for all employers, regardless of the size of an employer’s workforce. Services include one-on-one consultation about all aspects of job accommodations, including the accommodation process, accommodation ideas, product vendors, referral to other resources, and ADA compliance assistance.