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Steve Bates - June 2016
Though employers often mean well, mistakes made in handling the topic of an employee's cancer diagnosis can make for a really uncomfortable situation for both the employee and employer. HR can provide the support needed to make the devastating diagnosis slightly more manageable at work.
Cancer and Careers' chief mission officer, Rebecca V. Nellis, explains that there are many ways in which employees with cancer can be accommodated in the workplace so that their careers, and the work they do for their company, is minimally interrupted. Teaching managers and HR professionals how to respond to an employees cancer diagnosis can help to create a supportive environment suited to the delicate situation. By taking proactive steps to train HR and managers, they will be well-versed in the unique circumstances of those with cancer and will be better equipped to address the needs of their employees.
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Original source: www.shrm.org