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you’re living with cancer or supporting someone who is, the impact on your
working life can be really serious. You might need to take time off, reduce
your hours or work more flexibly – and you could be worried about earning less
money or being treated unfairly by your employer.
a webchat next Friday 30 November, where our experts will be answering your
work and cancer questions live in the chatroom.
The chat will
be hosted by Caroline Gooding, a discrimination lawyer, and Irene Carey, a
Welfare Rights Adviser from the Macmillan Support Line. Caroline and Irene will
be answering questions on issues like your
rights, how to approach your employer about your needs, or what sick pay and
other benefits you are entitled to.
Cancer is classed as a disability under the Equality Act 2010, so anyone
living with cancer is protected from discrimination by law.
However, we know that if you are supporting someone else who has cancer,
you may also struggle with the demands of your job. 30 November is Carers’
Rights Day, so we hope that carers will also feel free to join the chat if they
To take part, simply join
us in the chatroom on Friday 30 November from 12-1pm.
Or, if you can’t make it, post your question in the comments here, and we will ask it for you. All the questions and answers from the chat will be
published here on the blog afterwards.
If you have any questions about our organisation our Macmillan team would love to hear from you
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