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Ronan McGreevy - October 2017
A recently published study conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) showed that one third of Irish breast cancer patients had not returned to work a year after diagnosis, compared to 43% in the Netherlands. It was also found that Irish breast cancer patients have less support in returning to work than their European counterparts.
The study also stated that support for Irish women returning to work is "highly limited" in that employers are not required to offer sick pay, nor do they have to pay employees for time needed for medical appointments.
For more findings from the study, and a highlight on the areas needing improvement, click here.
Original source: www.irishtimes.com