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Paul Nobile - September 2016
According to reports from the American Cancer Society, one-third of all women and one-half of all men in the United States will be diagnosed with some form of cancer in their lifetime.With a high likelihood that this occurs in those of working age, it's important to consider the impact this has on both the individual and the employer.
Many questions surround a cancer diagnosis in the workplace: How is sick leave handled? What rights and responsibilities does the employee have? How do both parties make the transition back to work as smoothly as possible? To assist in answering many of these questions, and ways in which to handle a sensitive situation delicately, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Cancer and Careers, Pfizer, SEDL and the US Business Leadership Network have collaborated to create a free online resource called Workplace Transitions for People Touched by Cancer. Workplace Transitions acts as an innovative, tested, and free resource to support a healthy and productive experience when an employee is facing cancer.
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Original source: www.biztimes.com