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Rebecca Nellis - October 2019
Upon receiving a serious health diagnosis, a number of questions may arise when it comes to work. How do I balance work and treatment? What can I expect from my employer? What are my legal rights? While these can be challenging to answer, it's not impossible to plan for.
A common misconception is that those with serious health conditions do not want to work. Based on the results of Cancer and Careers' 2018 survey of cancer patients and survivors, this is shown to be untrue. The majority of respondents found that working through treatment actually helped them to cope, and while the reasons for wanting to work varied, the fact is, many wanted to keep working.
Some ideas for how to approach the decision of continuing to work include: planning how to manage side effects at work, understanding the law and your available options, and whether to share your diagnosis.
For more ideas and the full article, click here.
Original source: www.recruiter.com