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HR and Employment Law News - November 2015
A recent Cancer and Careers Harris Poll found that 61% of respondents' fear that disclosing their cancer diagnosis would lessen their chances of getting hired. A Penn State and Rice University study also recently found that applicants who disclose a cancer diagnosis are less likely to receive callbacks from potential retail employers.
“This is especially problematic as people with chronic and past illnesses are protected from discrimination by the Americans with Disabilities Act, and our findings indicate that cancer survivors do tend to disclose their cancer histories with interviewers at relatively high rates,” said lead researcher Larry Martinez, PhD, assistant professor of hospitality management at Penn State.
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