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Poppy Trowbridge - February 2016
Cancer patients are covered by equality legislation which places a duty on employers to make adjustments and accommodations in the workplace. If employers are not considering those needs, then they could be discriminating. However, figures from the charity, Macmillan Cancer, show that almost half of people who were in work when diagnosed stated their employer did not discuss sick pay entitlement, flexible working arrangements, or workplace accommodations.
A spokesperson for the charity said that the problem lays in the fact that many employers just don't understand the nature of cancer as a changing disease and it's classification as a disability. As has become apparent as survivorship rates increase, many people who've gone through treatment have to live with the affects and deal with them in their every day lives.
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Original source: news.sky.com